FDA Dropped Ball On Heparin Probe: GOP Lawmakers

Law360, New York (April 30, 2010, 4:21 PM EDT) -- Two Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have said they are “very troubled” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's handling of an investigation into deaths linked to the blood thinner heparin imported from China in 2008.

In a letter sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Friday, Reps. Joe Barton and Mike Burgess, both of Texas, described an investigation into heparin contamination conducted by their Committee on Energy and Commerce, which they said revealed that the FDA had not followed up on leads linking...
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