Pill mix-up leads to cancer drug recall

Cross contamination has led to the recall of a cancer drug shipped to the U.S. The drug is Fresenius Kabi's anastrozole, and it was made by the German company's subsidiary in India, Fresenius Kabi Oncology.

The voluntary recall involves two batches of the tablets, which are used to treat breast cancer. They were made available in the U.S. by APP Pharmaceuticals, Kabi's U.S. unit based in Schaumburg, IL.

The drug was made at the Indian unit's plant in Baddi. Operators found drugs other than anastrozole in some of the 1-mg anastrozole bottles, according to the Economic Times. The recall comprises 7,192 bottles, each containing 30 tablets.

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