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 Post subject: Heparin contaminated 'on purpose'
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:45 am 
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Heparin contaminated 'on purpose'

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America's drugs watchdog believes that Chinese-made ingredients for a blood-thinning drug may have been deliberately contaminated.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said earlier that a chemical contaminant had been found in some batches of the drug heparin.

It has linked the contaminant to hundreds of severe allergic reactions and dozens of deaths across the US.
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Baxter International Chief Executive Robert Parkinson said the company was "alarmed that one of our products was used in what appears to have been a deliberate scheme to adulterate a life-saving medication".

The company has recalled the heparin and imports from the Chinese supplier have been blocked.
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So now it looks like we are at the mercy of Chinese sickos as well as our own. Why is this news on the BBC and not on our own networks?

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