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Chinese Official Says Baxter Failed To Cooperate In Heparin Probe

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

China's chief drug researcher accused Baxter International of failing to cooperate in an investigation of the source of China-made heparin. Jin Shaohong, deputy director of the China National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, said Baxter would not supply test samples of its drug. Jin also said he does not believe the 81 U.S. deaths attributed to heparin were linked directly to the hypersulfated chondroitin sulfate made in China. U.S. officials say they have traced the problem heparin to Kaipu, a company in China. Jin noted two other users of Kaipu heparin experienced no ill effects. (Click here for more



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