NEW YORK (360Dx) – Alere has settled a lawsuit, which alleged the company misled consumers by selling them inaccurate blood test monitoring systems used in the home.

In a complaint filed with the US District Court District of Massachusetts in July, plaintiffs' lawyers said that Alere sold the systems — used to test how quickly blood clots in patients taking warfarin — "knowing that they were so inaccurate that they posed a risk of serious injury or even death to those who used them."

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