May 17, 2002
Serono Issues Notification of Counterfeit Serostim®
- Serono, Inc.
has recently become aware of a counterfeit lot of Serono's Serostim® [somatropin
(rDNA origin) for injection]. The counterfeit material has been packaged to
appear as drug product lot number S810-1A1. This is not a legitimate
Serostim® lot number. Serono has notified the appropriate regulatory and law
enforcement authorities of this matter.
Preliminary information appears to indicate that the counterfeit material
may have been distributed via the Internet. However, Serono is also alerting
pharmacists to the counterfeit material and recommending that they examine
Serostim® prior to dispensing to ensure that the package does not bear lot
The counterfeit material was neither manufactured nor distributed by Serono.
Therefore, it cannot be assumed that the counterfeit material is either safe
Serono continues to cooperate with regulatory and law enforcement
authorities to identify and prosecute individuals involved in drug
Serostim® is approved in the U.S. for the treatment of AIDS wasting.
Patients seeking information regarding Serostim® may call Serono at
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