REGULATIONS

PUBLIC ALERT NOTICE ON AVASTIN

  1. AVASTIN is a drug that was approved for the treatment of breast cancer. Investigations by the US FDA have shown that patients on Avastin experienced high blood pressure and fatigue. A follow up investigation by the manufacturer, Roche also revealed that the drug does not significantly prolong the lives of patients when compared to chemotherapy. The US FDA has proposed a ban of the drug due to the observed serious side effects and its failure to slow tumor growth or help breast cancer patients. In view of the current findings on Avastin, NAFDAC is closely monitoring the safety/efficacy of this drug with a view to determining appropriate regulatory action. NAFDAC also wishes to advise all healthcare practitioners to closely monitor the use of Avastin and report any observed adverse effects to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre, NAFDAC Abuja.

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