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
- Second nurse from Texas hospital found to have Ebola
- Investigation shows increase in traffic fatalities amid Texas fracking explosion
- Hospital nurses say no Ebola protocol in place where nurse contracted virus
- State throws out elementary school’s test results
- Charges filed against man in overdose of 9-year-old
- Phaedra Parks opens up about divorce, addresses rumors
- Marshawn Lynch accuser charged with making a false statement
- Human remains found on property of missing woman’s daughter
- Tori Spelling seeks relationship advice from unexpected source
- Multiple explosions set off two-alarm fire near Maytown