AM2 PAT, Inc. Recalls Heparin and Normal Saline Pre-Filled Flushes
AM2 PAT, Inc., doing business as Sierra Pre-Filled, Inc., issued a nationwide recall of its Heparin and Normal Saline pre-filled flushes. The products, which were distributed under the brand names Sierra Pre-Filled Inc and B. Braun, may have contained. C
Baxter Healthcare Recalls 9 Lots of Heparin
Baxter Healthcare Corporation announced an urgent voluntary recall of heparin, a prescription injectable blood thinner after it received complaints about adverse reactions to the drug far above normal levels. The company has reported that patients are su
Baxters Heparin Issues Continue: FDA Admits Never Inspecting Chinese Manufacturer
Additional details about Baxter Healthcare Corporation's urgent recall of heparin, a prescription injectable blood coagulant often used in hemodialysis (the filtering of blood) and cardiac invasive procedures, on January 25th 2008 are now being released.
Where Raw Heparin Comes From: A Picture Is Worth a 1,000 Words
Heparin is a prescription injectable blood coagulant often used in hemodialysis (the filtering of blood) and cardiac invasive procedures. Raw Heparin comes from pig intestines that are harvested in China - often in factories that many would not refer to
Baxter Heparin Recalls ALL Remaining Lots: FDA Links 17 More Deaths to Drug
Baxter International, Inc. announced that it is recalling all remaining lots and doses of its heparin sodium injection multi-dose, single-dose vials and HEP-LOCK heparin flush products after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) linked more deaths to the
Heparin Litigation: Likely Causes of Action
Litigation concerning injuries from heparin, a prescription injectable blood coagulant often used in hemodialysis (the filtering of blood) and cardiac invasive procedures, has begun. To find out what causes of action are being alleged, we asked Douglass
Heparin: What Injuries Have Been Reported?
Heparin, a prescription injectable blood coagulant often used in hemodialysis (the filtering of blood) and cardiac invasive procedures, has lead to hundreds of injuries. We asked Douglass Kreis, a Florida attorney whose firm protects the rights of consum
Heparin Litigation: Statute Of Limitations
Those injured due to heparin use should be aware that every state has very intricate laws concerning statutes of limitation, statutes of repose, discovery rules and other limitation periods. It's a very complicated process that's often best left to the e
Heparin: How Much Do You Know?
Heparin, a prescription injectable blood coagulant often used in hemodialysis (the filtering of blood) and cardiac invasive procedures, has been a source of controversy since several companies recalled the drug. Although heparin is widely used, most of u
Unknown Heparin Contaminant Baffles FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that an unknown contaminant has been identified in batches of heparin - a prescription injectable blood coagulant often used in hemodialysis (the filtering of blood) and cardiac invasive procedures. Ho
FDA Halts Imported Heparin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has halted all imported heparin into the United States and will not authorize distribution until it inspects and/or tests it. The move is in response to an increasing number of adverse reactions in the U.S. and
B. Braun Medical & American Health Packaging Recall More Heparin
California's B. Braun Medical announced that it is recalling 23 lots of heparin due to the possibility of contamination. Braun's recall is yet another in a long list of heparin recalls in the past month which has left doctors and patients leery of the dr
Italy, France, Denmark & Australia Recall Heparin
Italy, France, Denmark and Australia have recalled Heparin, a prescription injectable blood coagulant often used in hemodialysis (the filtering of blood) and cardiac invasive procedures. These countries join the United States, Germany, Canada and three J
Japanese Companies & Germany Heparin Recall
Following the U.S. heparin recall, three Japanese companies and Germany have recalled heparin as a precautionary measure - elevating the level of concern over the source of heparin from Chinese pigs.
Covidien Recalls 32 Lots of Heparin
Covidien, formerly Tyco Healthcare, has recalled 32 lots of Heparin after being notified by its supplier, Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC, that certain lots may be contaminated. Although Covidien states that it has not received any reports of adverse
FDA Now Says Heparin Deaths Are 30% Higher Than Originally Reported
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally reported that 19 deaths were associated with heparin, a prescription injectable blood coagulant often used in hemodialysis (the filtering of blood) and cardiac invasive procedures. The agency now rep
FDA Says Fraud Involved In U.S. Heparin Supply
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Andrew von Eschenbach, said that he believes that the raw heparin supply to the United States may have been tainted due to economic fraud. The FDA has attributed 62 deaths to allergic reactions fro
FDA Now Says 81 Deaths Linked To Heparin Contamination
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that 81 deaths have now been linked to contaminated Heparin. Eleven countries have been affected as the FDA continues to investigate the source of the contamination.
Is Praxada An Alternative To Heparin?
Recalls of the anti-clotting drug, Heparin, have created panic among patients who must have surgery. They fear that the batch of Heparin they receive may be contaminated and expose them to the adverse reactions that so many have experienced. So, is ther
Ohio Man Loses Wife and Son Due To Contaminated Heparin
Family members of patients who died from receiving contaminated Heparin testified in front of the Congressional House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on tainted Heparin on Tuesday. They shared their horrific ordeals with legislators who are tryi
Dennis Quaid Files Lawsuit against Baxter International over Heparin Labeling
Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife have filed a lawsuit against Baxter International Inc, alleging that the company's Heparin products were kept in bottles with confusing labels. Quaid's newborn twins received an overdose of the blood thinning drug after a
Baxter Sued Over Contaminated Heparin That May Have Killed TX Woman
A Texas family has filed a lawsuit against Baxter International and its suppliers and distributors after one of their family members was allegedly given contaminated heparin, suffered a brain hemorrhage and died. This is the latest in a series of lawsuit
Heparin Lawsuits Will Be Heard In Toledo Ohio
Lawsuits filed around the country against Baxter International and Scientific Protein Laboratories over injuries and deaths from the contaminated blood thinner, heparin will transferred to the U.S. District Court in Toledo Ohio to be heard before one judge.
Two Texas Infants Die from Alleged Heparin Overdose
Two infants died at the Christus Spohn Hospital South in Corpus Christi, Texas after allegedly being given an overdose of heparin, the controversial blood thinner that has created so much media attention in the past year.
FDA Now Able To Link Heparin Lots to Deaths
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that after months of research, it can conclusively link specific lots of heparin to some of the deaths that were reported earlier this year.
Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: What Is It & How Does It Occur
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is often simply called HIT or HITT. It can lead to a stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Although the blood thinner / anticoagulant heparin has been used by doctors and surgeons for many years, the risk of HITT is more common than most people think - but entirely preventable. So, what is it and how does it occur
Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: How To Tell If You've Been Injured
HITT is the development of low platelet counts in the blood due to the administration of heparin - a blood thinner or anticoagulant - which can lead to a stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. How can you tell if you've been injured due to HITT? Our legal expert provides the answers.