Counterfeit Cancer Medicine In The United States

Altuzan | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson The U.S. company, Medical Device King (also known as Pharmalogical) has distributed a cancer medicine that was not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

FDA lab tests confirm that at least one batch of a counterfeit version of Roche’s Altuzan (bevacizumab) contains no active ingredient.  Aluzan, an injectable cancer medicine, is not approved by the FDA.  The FDA approved version of Altuzan is Avastin, which is marketed by Genentech.

According to the FDA:

“Medical practices that have obtained any medical products from Medical Device King, Pharmalogical, and Taranis Medical (another company associated with Pharmalogical) should stop using the products due to concern that the products may be unsafe or not effective. Health care professionals should contact FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) to arrange for the collection of these products.”


As a consumer and a patient, you have the right to trust your medication is safe. All too often, this is not the case. If you  have suffered a personal injury as a result of a dangerous or defective medication, you may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit.

At, we are well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers. Our attorneys have handled countless lawsuits involving dangerous medical devices and harmful pharmaceuticals. Contact us today and discuss your potential lawsuit with an experienced trial lawyer.

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