More Heparin Problems

B. Braun Medical recalled its heparin blood thinner after lreports that it contained a earning “heparin-like contaminant” from a supplier linked to deaths and allergic reactions in Baxter’s Heparin, which has been linked to serious allergic reactions and at least 19 U.S. deaths. The heparin recalled by B. Braun Medical is sold to hospitals as a premixed solution in intravenous drip bags.

No injuries have been reported yet from B. Braun Medical’s heparin. I have no idea how long it had been out in the marketplace. Hopefully, not long enough to cause any heparin users – who usually have enough problems without contaminated heparin – any serious injury.

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