Fake Cancer Drug

16 02 2012

Recently in the United States there have been fake vials of Avastin floating around with no active ingredient in them. The FDA announced yesterday that they will be investigating this. These fake drugs for cancer were sold to at least 19 doctors and clinics. Sixteen of those were in California, two in Texas, and one in Chicago. As of right now it is unclear how many were treated with the fake drug and if there are more floating around. Avastin is approved to treat colorectal, lung, kidney and brain cancer. The contents of the vials are still being analyzed

The FDA says the substance came from a foreign supplier called Quality Specialty Products. It also goes by the name Montana Health Care Solutions. (An Internet search turned up companies with these names that do not appear to be the ones the FDA is referring to.) FDA officials said the counterfeit Avastin was imported from Britain and distributed by Volunteer Distribution, a wholesaler based in Gainesboro, Tenn. British regulators notified the FDA about the products in December, but the agency didn’t confirm they were fake until last week.




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17 04 2013
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