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Anti-HIV drug cancer warning

7th June 2007

Patients using the anti-HIV drug Viracept have been warned that batches of the therapy could have been contaminated with chemicals that are potentially cancer-causing.

An alert was issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency after makers Roche moved to recall all batches of the drug in circulation. The watchdog agency said patients prescribed the drug should contact their doctor immediately to change medication. About 550 people use the drug in the UK. Roche said contamination had been caused by human error.

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