Monday, June 26, the Ministry of health reported the existence of suspicions they have that on the shelves of private pharmacies got counterfeit drug IBRANCE.
On the website of the Ministry of health said that the investigation was launched after contacting the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, is a manufacturer of the drug.
IBRANCE is a modern drug used for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. It is not included in the subsidized «basket of drugs», and in Israel it can only be purchased in private pharmacies.
The women taking IBRANCE, the Ministry of health recommends you make sure they take the «original» product. On the website of the Ministry of health published the pictures to help you determine whether the medication is counterfeit. In the case of fraud should contact the telephone health service at *5400 and your doctor.