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U.S. FDA Counts 62 Deaths That Could Be Tied To Chinese Heparin

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The U.S. FDA says it has received 62 reports of deaths that could be tied to Chinese-produced heparin, more than triple the numbers announced previously. The 62 died within the past 15 months of allergic reactions or low blood pressure, symptoms involved with contaminated heparin. The FDA cautions the heparin may not be the cause of death in all cases. Baxter International recalled most of the product in February, but the drug was produced from basic supplies also shipped to other makers of the drug, such as APP Pharmaceuticals, which said its users were not among the 62 listed by the FDA. (Click here for more

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