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Active substance: Dactinomycin
Manufacturer: Merck & Co., Inc.

Extract from the prescribing information:

"This drug is HIGHLY TOXIC and both powder and solution must be handled and administered with care. Inhalation of dust or vapors and contact with skin or mucous membranes, especially those of the eyes, must be avoided."

"Reports indicate an increased incidence of second primary tumors (including leukemia) following treatment with radiation and antineoplastic agents, such as COSMEGEN."

The above has been extracted from the Cosmegen prescribing information on the Merck webpages.