Heparin-Related Deaths Continue To Climb

Law360, New York (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The number of heparin-related deaths continues to rise, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently reporting that another 11 people have perished in connection with medical devices either coated or infused with the blood thinner, which has been at the heart of an international contamination crisis.

On Tuesday, the FDA revealed that nearly a dozen more patients have died while another 86 nonfatal adverse events have been reported in relation to various heparin-laced medical devices.

“FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has been...
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