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Recall On Heparin

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Published on Oct 31, 2008

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Whos to blame?

That question is still being considered. Many of the large heparin suppliers such as Baxter Healthcare, B. Braun Medical and Covidien obtain their raw heparin from Scientific Protein Labs (SLP) a Wisconsin based company with plants in China. However, that company doesnt seem to be involved in the fraud. Rather, fingers seem to point to the suppliers of the raw heparin in China those involved even before it reaches the Chinese factories owned by SLP.

Uncertainty remains

Even with this new information, the FDA says that it still isnt absolutely certain whether the contaminated heparin is directly responsible for the increase in deaths over the product, a prescription injectable blood thinner used in cardiac procedures. Eschenbach told the committee that the FDA inspects some of the Chinese factories, but rarely does a second inspection. He said that he hopes to open up additional FDA offices in China by October 2008, as well as offices in other parts of the world that provide the United States with food and drugs to correct that problem.

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