- Dec 29, 2012
- Dallas/Fort Worth
Roche has issued a FDA level one re-call, the most serious. I spoke with both Rick Wilburn, owner of Wilburn Medical and a supervisor at Roche. I buy two 24 strip vials from Wilburn for $225.00. This saves a considerable amount over the 6 strip vials from Allere and others. Try $4.69 vs. $20 something per strip!! Rick believes that Roche is attempting to force home testers into test monitoring services like Allere, MDINR, Coaguchek Patient Services etal. These are basically subscription services, charging insurance and customers a recurring monthly fee. Roche confirmed this by informing me that since Wilburn isn't an "approved" FDA distributor I can longer purchase 24 strip vials.Those are only intended for healthcare professionals... HORSESH*T. I've been self-testing since 2002 and now the pull this stunt. Thankfully, Wilburn is replacing my recalled strips so I'm good till this time next year. If Roche enforces this policy I may buy a different machine...