FDA: Repackaged Avastin Caused Eye Infections in Florida

The FDA has issued an alert that repackaged intravitreal injections of the drug Avastin have caused at least a dozen serious eye infections in the Miami area, according to an FDA news release.


The Florida Department of Health notified the FDA of a cluster of streptococcus endophthalmitis infections in three clinics, following intravitreal injection of the repackaged Avastin.


The tainted injections were traced to a pharmacy in Hollywood, Fla.


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