Allergies are killing me this year :( I saw my PCP today and she said to take Rhinocort (on top of Allegra and Mucinex). I asked if there was a steroid in the nasal spray and she confirmed that there…Continue
"I got the letter the other day so I called them, they asked me what pharmacy I deal with, I said Shoppers Drug Mart, they said ok they are not on the safe list yet. The safe list? they said they will send me 400 test strips and in the mean time use…"
"Some people are in Canada and Abbott in Canada handled their affairs much more efficiently that Abbott in the USA. When the recall first happened I told Abbott that I had just received 1100 strips from my mail order supplier and I expected them to…"
"I've gotten a call from Abbott twice in the last two days. The message they left says they need 'more information'.
When I initially called about the recall, they wanted me to use them for future test strips and I refused.
"why are some people getting 8 new boxes. They sent me only 400 strips and said they don't send out anymore? The Abbott Rep never asked me anything like when they were purchased, how many boxes, etc...she just said everyone gets 400 and only 400…"
"I too got a call today, Abbott left message wanting to get more 'info' from me and wanting to be my supplier. HUH, I get my strips from my pharmacy. I still think this is a scam of some kind. There's no difference with the…"
"I got a call from Abbott yesterday as they wanted to know who was my test strip supplier. I advised them that I get them from Liberty Medical which has a contract with my insurance company to supply all my needed supplies including omnipods. She…"
"Yes you can as long as your pharmacy has them. Right now it seems they are running in to a supply problem and pharmacies not only don't know our strips were recalled but also have the ones that expire at an earlier date. If you can't get…"
"I was told by the Abbott rep I spoke to that only strips with an expiration date of August 2015 and later are acceptable. Can you make sure you get only the "good" expiration date strips from the pharmacy?"
"Just got off the phone with Abbott. Thanks for all of the warnings about what they were going to ask-- I sidestepped the whole script about getting the strips from Abbott as opposed to my pharmacy.
First, I called at 8:20 p.m. and was not on hold at…"
"Answered my own question. I just checked for "good lot" numbers and found that the strips I received are NOT acceptable. I am currently trying to balance my insulin dosage with ever-changing Prednisone doses, so this could not happen at a…"
"I just bought 800 strips this past week from my pharmacy. Should they be OK since this happened after the recall, or is Abbott still sending out bad strips to distribution centers and pharmacies? Does anyone know?"
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A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →