FDA releases warning about counterfeit cancer drug
02/07/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Washington – The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to doctors regarding a fake version of the cancer drug Avastin. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the latest incident is the third to occur over the last year involving counterfeiting of the popular drug used in the treatment of cancers of the brain, colon, and other organs.
A statement by the FDA was posted online Tuesday, saying at least one batch of the fake Avastin was found to not contain an active ingredient in the real version.
The agency is quoted by the AP as stating in its warning that U.S. doctors should be cautious of “too good to be true” drug prices and that, “Deep discounts may be offered because the product is stolen, counterfeit, substandard, or unapproved.”
Justice News Flash delivers the latest in Washington legal news.
Address: 215 South Olive Suite 300 W. Palm Beach FL 33401
Other News / Press Releases
- Actor admits to inappropriate conduct with minors
- Texas meteorologist shot in parking lot of news station
- Body of missing pregnant woman found in car
- Cell phone app designed to detect how drunk people are
- Rose McGowan says “being sexualized” led to career change
- Cosby daughter, wife break silence about allegations against comedian
- Pennsylvania murder suspect found dead following manhunt
- 9-year-old driver crashes vehicle, two children killed
- Wal-Mart ordered to pay $188 million in employee lawsuit
- Jennifer Aniston discusses pressures to have children