Wednesday, April 23, 2008

FDA Links Tainted Heparin to China

From various sites:

FDA reps said they have new evidence linking many serious adverse reactions and deaths among patients given the blood thinner heparin to a man-made contaminant introduced during production in China.

The FDA traces the contaminant to 12 different Chinese companies and has been found in heparin batches shipped to 11 nations, all of it from China.

Chinese rep blame a US company - saying allergic reactions could have been created by impurities introduced when the imported raw heparin was refined by Scientific Protein Laboratories (SPL) of Wisconsin and then prepared for distribution in New Jersey

Link here.