FDA Uncovers Counterfeit Cancer Drug Avastin

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Counterfeit Avastin Marketed as Altuzan in US The FDA has uncovered another batch of counterfeit cancer drug Avastin reports The Wall Street Journal.  The fakes have been packaged in Altuzan packaging, which is the Turkish name for Avastin. “Patients receiving cancer drugs or other drugs not approved by the FDA for the U.S. market may [...]

Lack of regulations allow for counterfeit medications to gain global growth


Regulators have few ways to prevent fake medicines from reaching patients. Reuters (3/12, Berkrot) Lack of regulations make it hard to stop fake medications from getting to patients, and laws seeking to help may be years from enacted. Criminal and terrorist organizations are lured to counterfeit drug trade due to smaller penalties than illegal drug running. [...]