FDA Fines Red Cross $9.6M For Continued Missteps

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 4:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fined the American Red Cross $9.59 million after uncovering significant violations, including inadequate training and inadequate quality assurance, at 16 Red Cross centers, the regulator said Friday.

The FDA has previously slapped the blood donation group with several multimillion dollar fines under a consent decree that was amended in 2003. In June 2010, the Red Cross faced a $16.18 million penalty for alleged blood-product mismanagement violations and good manufacturing practices violations, which came on the heels of $21 million...
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