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China Suspends Use Of Aprotinin-Containing Drugs After Adverse Reactions Elsewhere (China)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

China's State FDA ordered sales suspended for all aprotinin-containing drugs in the wake of reports of adverse events in other countries. Bayer already had suspended marketing of two of its drugs, Trasylol (aprotinin bovine) and Trasynin, because they contained aprotinin for use in controlling bleeding after surgery. Several countries issued similar orders last month. Twenty Chinese companies make aprotinin injections, but their drugs had not been imported and Bayer's is not sold in China. (Click here for more



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