View Full Version : Heparin Recall - 3/19 updated - Counterfeit Heparin Suspected
03-19-2008, 10:00 AM
Wow... well this is a devasting blow for China... It appears that the contamination may be a counterfeit heparin added to artificially raise heparin levels in the product.
Germany has recalled all heparin from China. Now two manufacturers are under investigation and a few more companies, besides Baxter, may have been sold the contaminated product and distributed it.
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03-19-2008, 11:09 AM
It just makes me more and more angry! I have stopped buying products from China!
03-19-2008, 01:35 PM
Thanks for posting that Jill. This is going to be devistating for China you are right about that. I ran across an interesting article that explained how Heparin is made and the various places it's made.
I know this recall has affected the price of Heparin already and it's probably going up from here. My Insurance Co will not pay for my Heparin. I just paid $98.00 for a box of 25 vials that only had 2ml which is half my dose. A few weeks ago the cost would have been $77 and that was for the 4ml vials.
03-19-2008, 01:51 PM
This is just horrible! Thanks for the information!
03-20-2008, 12:50 AM
Thanks for the info. The urogyn's office that I used to go to seemed as if they had something to fear for using the product. In fact, I just wanted to know if the recalled product had been used on me when I had a very bad reaction that they swore could not be from the heparin in the rescue instill. Not sure what made me think it was the heparin at the time but I kept saying it had to be that. Never had that same reaction ever again (or at least not to the same severity).
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