Buy this domain.

free-best-hosting.com

Heparin is Safe, Secretary Leavitt Says | 24-7-news.com cialis online

Heparin is Safe, Secretary Leavitt Says

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Micheal Leavitt says Heparin from China is now safe, even though the Chinese have obstructed the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into tainted heparin. The Chinese have not allowed FDA inspectors access to that country’s entire heparin supply chain, and won’t even acknowledge that a counterfeit ingredient found in defective heparin ingredients made in China had anything to do with hundreds of serious reactions and 81 deaths in the US.

Leavitt told the Associated Press yesterday that the FDA has implemented tougher testing and other controls to insure the quality of the heparin supply. “We have put in place processes that we believe can ensure the safety of the heparin supply within the United States,” he said.

Leavitt also said that he believed the US and China would soon resolve a dispute over the FDA’s investigation. The Chinese so far have refused to acknowledge that chondroitin sulfate had anything to do with the heparin reactions, despite scientific studies done in the US that demonstrated the chemical could do so. The Chinese have also not allowed the FDA access to the entire heparin supply chain. Though it inspected the facility that made tainted heparin ingredients in March, the FDA has been barred from having complete access to some Chinese workshops that supplied that factory with raw heparin ingredients, as well as records and workers.

The FDA, which falls under Leavitt’s authority, has been rightly criticized for its role in the heparin debacle. Shortly after the first heparin recall was issued, it was learned that the FDA had never inspected the Chinese plant where Baxter obtained raw heparin. Apparently, an error in the agency’s compute database had made it appear as though inspectors had checked out the facility. Once the FDA did finally inspect the factory, it found a host of problems which it detailed in a warning letter. The FDA also banned the plant from importing to the US until corrections are made.

Earlier this year, Baxter International recalled nearly all its heparin injections in the US after some patients experienced extreme – and in some cases fatal – allergic reactions, including difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, excessive sweating, and rapidly falling blood pressure that was life threatening after being administered the products. There have been similar recalls by other manufacturers of Chinese-sourced heparin in Denmark, Italy, France Germany and Japan. In total, the FDA said tainted heparin has been identified in a 12 countries. In the US, other heparin suppliers have issued precautionary recalls, and some medical devices makers have also recalled heparin-coated products.

In March, the FDA confirmed that it had found oversulfated chondroitin sulfate in samples of the active ingredient used in Baxter heparin. The FDA said the chondroitin sulfate was molecularly changed to mimic heparin’s blood-clotting properties. Last month, FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach said that while the FDA has no specific evidence that the chondroitin sulfate contamination was intentional, “the concern is that it had to be by design.”

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

NEWS CATEGORIES

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

ARCHIVES


Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!
defective-hip-replacement.com

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!
CAT-Scans-Radiation-Exposure.com

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.
WaterContaminationFrom Fracking.com

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to PCBs.com

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!
TallisPhoto.com

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO
Poligrip-Lawsuit.com

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!
Nassau-Personal-Injury-Lawyer-Online.com

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!
nursing-home-blog.com

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!
www.nassau-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!
www.suffolk-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!
www.veterans-benefits-denial.com

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!
www.oil-rig-spills.com

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.
whistlebloweradvisor.com