Tainted Avastin Caused Eye Infections: FDA

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that repackaged injections of Genentech Inc.'s cancer drug Avastin have caused a series of eye infections in the Miami area, according a notice posted Tuesday on the regulator's website.

The FDA said in the notice that the Florida Department of Health had notified it of a cluster of Streptococcus endophthalmitis infections in three clinics following eye injections of the drug.

The drug is approved to treat various cancers, but physicians also prescribe it off-label for the treatment of...
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