Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another Company Recalls Poisoned Heparin From China

Oh boy! More contaminated Heparin, just what we wanted!

Yep another recall of contaminated Heparin with ingredients from China! B. Braun Medical Inc. has recalled its Heparin products in the US and Canada. These contaminated drugs join the Heparin already recalled by Baxter Pharmaceuticals last week.

Chine is making noises about stepping up regulation, but so far all their regulations have done little to keep counterfeit and contaminated products from US hospitals and stores.

The US FDA has announced that it has identified the mysterious substance contaminating some lots of the recalled blood-thinner heparin sold by Baxter International Inc. It is a compound known as over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate which is much cheaper than heparin. The safety of millions was sacrificed on the altar of profit. Time to start really inspecting anything from China, REALLY!

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