Avastin Warning Doctors and Patients

The maker of the widely prescribed cancer drug Avastin is warning doctors and patients about counterfeit vials of the    product that have been distributed in the U.S. Roche’s Genentech unit said Tuesday that the fake products do not contain the key ingredient in Avastin, which is used to treat cancers of the colon, lung, kidney and brain. The drug is a huge money-maker for Roche, generating about $6 billion a year.

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