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B. Braun Medical Ltd. has taken the decision to discontinue the Omnitest® 3 and Omnitest® 5 blood glucose meter from the UK market. This decision was taken as methods of diabetes treatment are rapidly evolving. We have observed a clear trend away from intermittent (BGM) blood glucose monitoring, such as B. Braun Omnitest®, towards continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) which allows more adherence to therapy and a better quality of life for patients.
The discontinuation will be implemented gradually with completion envisaged for the end of 2021:
- 30th September 2020: no new Omnitest® 3 or Omnitest® 5 meters will be available. Patients requiring new or replacement meters will be advised to seek an alternative provider.
- 31st December 2021: Omnitest® 3 and Omnitest® 5 test strips will be removed from Drug Tariff and will no longer be available on prescription or to purchase.
As part of this process the Omnican® Lance Soft lancets will also be removed from the Drug Tariff from the 31st December 2021.
Please note: Due to the added benefits the FORA Advance Blood Glucose and Ketone meter offers, it will remain in the company’s portfolio and available to patients along with the Omnican Fine® pen needle range.
If you have any further questions please contact us
We thank you for your continued support,
B. Braun Medical Ltd: Diabetes
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Omnitest® 5 Set with Bluetooth®
Complete kit for measuring blood glucose in capillary and venous whole blood