Cancer patients are furious that a counterfeit version of the drug Avastin has landed in U.S. clinics.
Avastin, which is made by the California-based company Genentech, is used in combination with chemotherapy to treat cancers of the colon, brain, kidneys and lungs. But the counterfeit lacks the tumor-starving ingredient some patients need to survive.
"It's an outrage," said Diane Barraza, 48, who takes Avastin for stage IV colon cancer. "For a company to sell this drug, put it in our blood,...Full Story