Tuesday, April 08, 2008

FDA cites 62 reports of possible heparin deaths

From Reuters:
U.S. regulators have received 62 reports of deaths during the last 15 months of patients who were treated with the blood-thinner heparin and suffered allergic reactions or low blood pressure, the Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday.

Those are the problems that prompted Baxter International Inc to recall most of its heparin products in February. ...more

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