February 29, 2008 | Mark Paradies

FDA Tracks Blood Thinner Problems to Chinese Supplier

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that a Chinese plant is at the center of a controversy over the safety of Baxter’s blood thinning drug heparin. Changzhou SPL has problems with impurities, the quality and use of its equipment, and overall quality control. These problems were found in a preliminary inspection by the FDA.

You may remember that in a previous blog entry, the FDA had declined to inspect the plant because of a name mix-up in the FDA’s manufacturer database.

For more information, see:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/28/AR2008022803046.html?hpid=moreheadlines

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