POSTED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 9:04pm
Louisiana (NBC33) — 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.