Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Heparin Contaminant Identified

The contaminant in the recalled heparin from China has been identified - oversulfated condroitin sulfate.

Heparin made by Baxter was previously recalled after patients who took the blood thinner experienced severe allergic reactions after taking the drug. 

Thursday, March 6, 2008

US Senate to Ban Lead in Toys

The US Senate is close to passing a bill that would ban lead in toys. The bill was in response to the rash of reports about China-made toys containing toxic amounts of lead.

Recalled Heparin Contains Contaminant

FDA has found that the drug heparin, recalled by Baxter recently, contains a contaminant. The drug, which originated in China, was suspected in at least 4 deaths, with the number of fatalities as high as 19. The contaminant resulted in severe allergic reactions that could lead to death.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Baxter Recalls Heparin

Baxter International Inc. will voluntarily recall all of its heparin sodium injection products, including single-dose, multidose, and and HEP-LOCK heparin flush products. The drugs are recalled after U.S. regulators reported “objectionable conditions” at the Chinese factory where an ingredient for the drug is supplied.