Friday, February 29, 2008
Blood Thinner Made In China May Be Tied To Deaths
Amid indications that more people may have died or been harmed after being given a brand of the blood thinner heparin, federal drug regulators said Thursday that they had found “potential deficiencies” at a Chinese plant that supplied much of the active ingredient for the drug. Baxter International, which makes the brand of heparin associated with the problems, and buys supplies from the Chinese plant, announced that it was expanding a recall to include virtually all its heparin products. Though Baxter produces much of the heparin used in the United States, regulators said the other major supplier would be able to meet the demand.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/us/29heparin.html?ex=1362027600&en=25c527943d7f8c94&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
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