April 22, 2008
FDA Traces Tainted Heparin In 11 Countries to China
The New York Times reports that the FDA has identified 12 Chinese companies that supplied contaminated heparin (an anti-coagulant) to 11 countries, including the United States. In addition, "federal officials said Monday they had discovered a clear link between the contaminant and severe reactions now associated with 81 deaths in the United States."
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