FDA Believes Heparin Contamination Was Intentional

FDA Believes Heparin Contamination Was Intentional

The New York Times reports that the FDA is now working under the assumption that the deadly contamination of heparin was intentional. In her prepared testimony before a congressional subcommittee, Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation said,

FDA’s working hypothesis is that this was intentional contamination, but this has not been proven.

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Recalled Heparin Contaminant Confirmed, And Congress Grills FDA On Inspections

Recalled Heparin Contaminant Confirmed, And Congress Grills FDA On Inspections

Researchers have identified the chemical in the contaminated blood thinner Heparin that killed 81 people in the U.S. and made patients here and in Europe sick:The researchers freeze-dried the heparin and used a combination of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and liquid chromatography-mass…

Tainted Heparin May Have Been The Work Of Counterfeiters

Tainted Heparin May Have Been The Work Of Counterfeiters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today drug counterfeiters may have added a foreign ingredient into Chinese shipments of Baxter’s blood-thinner heparin which has been linked to 19 deaths and 800 illnesses.