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May 13, 2016: Counterfeit Cancer Treatment Detected in Foreign Countries

Counterfeit Cancer Treatment
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a counterfeit version of the FDA approved drug, BiCNU, in 100 mg vials, has been discovered in some foreign countries. BiCNU is a brand name of the cancer treatment carmustine.

FDA Recommendations Regarding Counterfeit Cancer Treatment

As a precaution to ensure the product administered to patients is authentic, the FDA is advising doctors and other health care professional to carefully inspect the BiCNU vial as well as the liquid carmustine in the vial.

See the FDA Alert for more information regarding the counterfeit cancer treatment, including product photos and affected lot numbers.

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BiCNU carmustine Cancer Treatment

BiCNU carmustine is approved to treat certain types of brain tumors; glioblastoma, brainstem glioma, medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, ependymoma and metastatic brain tumors. Other cancers treated with carmustine include multiple myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, and may be used on the skin (topically) for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Authentic BiCNU is manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and distributed in the United States by Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.


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