Lucentis multi-dosing? Reader comment

A reader made an interesting comment on an old post, so I’m highlighting it here in the hopes that more might see it.

Anyone heard about this?

“Has Genenetch looked into the practice of retinal specialists multi-dosing Lucentis, i.e., administering up to 4 doses, from a single use vial? Some providers argue that, since each vial contains 5 doses, they can do this by drawing out the doses into multiple injection needles (other the one injection needle that Genetech supplies in the package). It seems that there is a danger here for microbial infection, and also some concern about the provider lowering there actual costs of purchase by adminstering multiple doses from a single use vial. Comments?”

April 22, 2013

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