FDA: Counterfeit Avastin cancer drug sold in U.S.

3:10 PM, Feb 7, 2013   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, FL -- The Food and Drug Administration is warning another counterfeit batch of Avastin is in the U.S.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Pharmalogical sold two batches of Altuzan -- the Turkish brand-name for the cancer drug -- to American doctors. At least one of them did not have the active ingredients to fight cancer.

So far, the FDA is not aware of any patients taking the fake drug and learned of the problem while investigating some other drug counterfeiting.