Eye drops recalled for sterility concerns

Eye drops recalled for sterility concerns
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Consumer Alert

POSTED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 8:04pm

NBC33 has a consumer alert for everyone in Louisiana who may be using a certain eye drop medication for macular degeneration.

A Georgia compounding pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall for Avastin after five patients have developed serious eye infections after receiving Avastin injections.

Avastin is a cancer drug, but is used off-label to treat macular degeneration.

The company re-packaged Avastin into individual, single-use syringes and sent them to doctors' offices here, as well as Georgia, South Carolina and Indiana.

An FDA inspection of the facility raised concerns about a lack of sterility. For more on the FDA report, click here.

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