Monday, March 24, 2008

More Bad News for Heparin?

Another maker of the blood thinner Heparin has announced a recall, warning that the drug may be contaminated. B. Braun Medical Inc. has recalled 23 lots of Heparin but said in a press release that there had been no reports of adverse events.

Last month, Baxter International Inc. on at least a temporary basis stopped making multiple-dose vials of the injectable blood-thinning drug Heparin because of reports of serious allergic reactions and hypotension (low blood pressure) in patients who receive high "bolus" doses of the drug.

For more information on Braun, go here.