drug recall


BMS Recalls Units Of Chemotherapy Drug

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The New York Times reports that Bristol-Myers Squibb is recalling an injectable chemotherapy drug used to treat several types of cancer:

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is recalling more than 31,000 units of a chemotherapy drug after discovering one vial was overfilled, putting patients at risk of an overdose.

The company’s action affects 10 lots of BiCNU, an injection of the drug carmustine, used to treat brain tumors, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Bristol-Myers said taking too much of the drug could result in lung or kidney toxicity, though no adverse events have been reported yet.

For more information, the AP report says to call this number: 1-888-896-4564.