China Agency Accuses US of Shoddy Heparin Investigation

Baxter International Inc. and the FDA have accused Chinese suppliers of contaminating shipments of the drug heparin, and now the Chinese investigators claim that the U.S. is not sharing pertinent medical information. From...

Heparin Contaminant Identified

The contaminant in a tainted blood-thinning drug China exported to the U.S. has been identified. The substance, hypersulfated chondroitin sulfate, mimics the blood thinner in standard safety tests and may have been deliberately...

FDA Says Contaminant in Blood Thinner Is Nearly Identified

An update of the China exported Heparin linked to 19 deaths in the US. From the Washington Post: Tests of the active ingredient produced in China to make heparin for Baxter International found a contaminant in 20 of 28 samples,...

Drug Tied to China Had Contaminant, F.D.A. Says

The New York Times continues its reporting on the heparin scandal with news that the drug sold in the U.S., which has been linked to 19 deaths, was contaminated with a counterfeit fake version of the real thing: Routine tests...

Germans Seek China Tie to Blood Thinner Heparin

Not only USA but also Germany has checked the Heparin imported from China, from The New York Times: The German authorities said Friday that they had asked all German producers of the blood thinner heparin to check whether their...

Blood-Thinning Drug Under Suspicion

CBS has a video story explaining the importance of the Heparin imported from China, as every day thousands of Americans rely on the blood thinner Heparin to survive: …Now that drug is under suspicion for 21 deaths and...

A Blood Thinner Might Be Linked to More Deaths

From the New York Times, more bad news for the manufacturers of the blood thinner Heparin: Amid indications that more people may have died or been harmed after being given a brand of the blood thinner heparin, federal drug...

China SFDA: Buyers Must Vet Drug Safety

After the international spotlight focused on the safety of the drug Heparin, produced in China, the State Food and Drug Administration has said that the responsibility to check a drug’s safety lies with the importing...

China’s Role In Supply Of Drug Is Under Fire

More digging in the heparin case. Is China really responsible? From the Wall Street Journal: In a small, damp factory here, blood-smeared men wring pulp from pig intestines, then heat it in concrete vats. The activity at Yuan...



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