Avastin Recalled from Compounding Pharmacy
A Georgia compounding pharmacy is recalling nearly 40 lots of Avastin after receiving reports of eye infections among patients.
Avastin is a cancer drug manufactured by Roche. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Avastin involved in the recall was being used off label by an ophthalmologist for macular degeneration (a common vision disorder).
5 Eye Infections Linked to Recalled Avastin
Clinical Specialties, a compounding pharmacy located in Martinez, Georgia, has received five reports of eye infections among patients treated for macular degeneration, a vision disorder.
- According to the FDA notice, the product would have been administered by a licensed physician in a surgery or physician’s office setting.
- The syringes were distributed to doctors’ offices in Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Indiana from December 18, 2012 to present.
- The company is warning doctors to stop using the recalled Avastin immediately.
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