Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Drug recall

According to news reports on 6 June 2007, including this one from the BBC, Roche have had to recall all batches of the anti-HIV drug Viracept (generic name nelfinavir) because it was contaminated with potentially cancer causing chemicals. The contamination is being blamed on human error.

According to the Roche website the company are to establish Viracept Patient Registries in order to register and closely follow patients who may have been exposed to a chemical impurity in their Viracept HIV formulations.

Andy Brazier

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