review compared Avastin and Lucentis * Avastin far cheaper but not...

September 15, 2014 1:48 AM

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Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects -study. * Cochrane review compared Avastin and Lucentis * Avastin far cheaper but not officially approved for eyes* Roche, Novartis say Lucentis is most appropriate drugBy Ben HirschlerLONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Injecting Roche's cancer drug Avastin as

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Injecting Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine's unapproved use.

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