Press release: Diabetes test strips recalled in new alert

first_img 10153116 10153114 10153115 10153112 10153111 Media enquiries News centreMHRA10 South ColonnadeLondonE14 4PU Email [email protected] It is important people check their test strips and if necessary seek alternatives as soon as possible. If people have any questions about their blood glucose readings when using these test strips and meters they should speak with their doctor or pharmacist. We continue to encourage people to report any issues involving medical devices to MHRA via our Yellow Card Scheme. It is incredibly important that people living with diabetes are able to rely on the technology that is designed to help them manage their blood sugar, so we’d strongly recommend that anyone using these test strips check their batch numbers and get replacement strips accordingly. Inaccurate readings could mean you over- or under-dose with insulin, which in the short term can cause problems with hyper and hypoglycaemia. If you’re worried about your readings, we’d recommend speaking to your GP or a pharmacist as soon as possible. ACCU-CHEK PERFORMA STRIPS (10s) 476597 476646 Accu-Chek Inform II strips (professional use only) 476614 People with diabetes are advised to stop using and return specific lots of Accu-Chek Aviva and Accu-Chek Performa test strips following a recent recall by the manufacturer.Accu-Chek Inform II test strips have also been recalled but are supplied in the UK by Roche for professional use only.The test strips, commonly used by diabetics for blood glucose testing, may give increased strip error messages prior to dosing with blood and in some cases may give falsely high or low readings which may be hard to detect.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are urging users to check the lot numbers of their test strips against the lot numbers listed in the table below. More information can be found in this field safety notice. It is estimated that more than 260,000 packs have been affected.If anyone finds they have test strips from the affected lots, they are advised to seek alternative testing methods and return affected lots to their pharmacy or shop where they will be offered a replacement.It is also advised anyone with concerns about their blood glucose readings should discuss this with a healthcare professional.Affected productsACCU-CHEK AVIVA STRIPS (50s) 497392 497391 496915 496809 496802 496807center_img ACCU-CHEK AVIVA STRIPS (10s) 497344 497392 Dan Howarth, Head of Care at Diabetes UK said: John Wilkinson, MHRA’s Director of Medical Devices said: Accu-Chek Performa Nano mmol Kit(Please note the FSN only applies to the pack of Performa 10 test strips contained within the kit) During office hours: 020 3080 7651 (08:30 – 17:00) Out of office hours: 07770 446 189 (17:00 – 08:30) Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. For real-time updates including the latest press releases and news statements, see our Twitter channel at https://www.twitter.com/mhragovuklast_img read more

Fridays on the Fly: The Pure Line

first_imgI bet scads of anglers have walked on a bridge or on a high trail in the mountains, looked at the water far below, and wondered, Has anyone ever fished that? I often follow that with: There have to be some big lunkers down there, and It would be so cool to find out. One summer day, I was standing on the edge of a cliff looking down at such a place: the North Platte River in Wyoming’s Fremont Canyon.I knew the fishing upstream to be excellent, but I wanted to find out if it was even better down where no one could reach it. My friend, Doug Heggart, and I had had a blast fishing that morning. We’d double-hooked large trout with our tenkara rods and enjoyed an unusually windless day. Then, knowing of my other main passion, rock-climbing, Doug took me up the canyon. I peered down the sheer walls, my gaze going back and forth between potential climbing lines and the pools in the water below. There have to be some big lunkers down there, right?A year later, I recruited another friend, Steve Conrad, to return to Fremont Canyon and help me answer that question. Like me, Steve is a fly-fishing climber. Normally, my fly gear is as simple as it gets: a telescopic tenkara rod, line and fly. I leave the reel and other stuff behind in favor of this Japanese method of fly-fishing that I discovered and introduced to the US in 2009. But in order to fish Fremont Canyon, we also needed climbing ropes, and a decent amount of hardware, harnesses, climbing shoes… perhaps because my other activities are so gear-intensive, I keep my fly-fishing simple.Learn more about this Colorado fly fishing adventure in the June issue of our sister publication, Elevation Outdoors!last_img read more

Salah inspires Liverpool, Chelsea crush Stoke

first_imgAt Stamford Bridge, Chelsea climbed into second place above Manchester United, who host Southampton later.Antonio Conte’s side made the perfect start when German defender Antonio Rudiger headed home from Willian’s free-kick in the third minute.Eden Hazard was rested, but his replacement Danny Drinkwater did a passable impression of the brilliant Belgian, the midfielder bagging his first goal for the Blues with a blistering strike in the ninth minute. Stoke boss Mark Hughes’s decision to field a severely weakened team in the midst of the hectic festive fixture list was backfiring badly.The visitors were three down by the 23rd minute when Pedro finished off Willian’s pass to put Chelsea on course for a fourth win in their last five league games.Willian got on the scoresheet himself in the 73rd minute, stroking home a penalty, before wing-back Davide Zappacosta grabbed his first Premier League goal with two minutes remaining.“Every win is important for us, today it was important to get three points to continue our positive run,” Conte said.“The title doesn’t depend on us, because let’s be honest, Man City are on a fantastic run.”– Carvalhal makes his mark –Carlos Carvalhal made an immediate impact at Swansea City as his new club climbed off the bottom of the table with a dramatic 2-1 win at Watford.Carvalhal was the surprise choice to replaced the sacked Paul Clement just days after he’d been dismissed by second-tier Sheffield Wednesday.The Portuguese coach’s first game got off to a bad start when Andre Carrillo nodded home in the 11th minute.But Carvalhal was heard lambasting his players at half-time and they responded to his words with four minutes when left Ghana striker Jordan Ayew equalised. Luciano Narsingh then won it for Swansea in the 90th minute.Swansea are two points from safety after their first win in five games.“We deserved the win. I must say to my players I’m very happy with what they did in a difficult situation,” Carvalhal said.Ryan Fraser’s last-gasp goal clinched Bournemouth’s first win in nine matches as they beat Everton 2-1 at Dean Court to move out of the relegation zone.Fraser side-footed Bournemouth ahead in the 33rd minute, only for Idrissa Gueye to equalise for Everton in the 57th minute.Everton boss Sam Allardyce was unbeaten in seven games in all competitions since replacing Ronald Koeman, but Fraser ended that run with his 89th-minute strike.Newcastle drew 0-0 with Brighton and Huddersfield Town shared a goalless draw with Burnley.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool celebrated Virgil van Dijk’s arrival at Anfield by coming from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 thanks to Mohamed Salah’s brace as Chelsea crushed Stoke City 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.Van Dijk, signed from Southampton for a world record fee for a defender of £75 million ($100 million), isn’t able to play for Liverpool until January, but the flaws the Dutch centre-back will be asked to fix were on display as Leicester took a third minute lead at Anfield.With Van Dijk watching on, Joel Matip carelessly conceded possession and Riyad Mahrez set up Jamie Vardy to slot past goalkeeper Loris Karius, selected in place of the dropped Simon Mignolet, for his 10th of the season.Liverpool levelled seven minutes after the interval. Egypt winger Salah took Sadio Mane’s brilliant pass and showed good footwork before drilling past Kasper Schmeichel for his 22nd club goal of an incredible debut season following his move from Roma.Salah then won it for Liverpool in the 76th minute, turning away from Leicester defender Harry Maguire and firing in at the Kop end.Liverpool, unbeaten in 12 league games, remain fourth and now hold a four-point advantage over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the race to qualify for the Champions League.“It is a maximum satisfaction to win like this. Today was pretty much perfect,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said.“When we were one goal down our reaction was the best I’ve ever seen in this situation.“Mo was fantastic with his dribbling and his vision. I couldn’t ask more from him.”last_img read more

Jogger finds human head near intersection in Florida

first_imgHomicide detectives in St. Petersburg, Florida are investigating the discovery of a human remains after a jogger called the police department and notified them of spotting a human head near the intersection of 38th Ave. S and 31st St. S. in St. Petersburg.St. Petersburg police said they did not have any details about the discovery as of Tuesday afternoon and the investigation was ongoing. They are urging anyone with information to call 727-893-7780.last_img