11 Deaths Tied to Medical Devices Containing Heparin
Previously, this blog has discussed the contaminated heparin (a blood-thinning medication) found in the U.S. and linked to deaths and injuries.
Now the Food and Drug Administration has received reports of deaths tied to medical devices that use heparin, although they are not currently sure whether the heparin in these devices is contaminated.
From the article:
The FDA said the majority of the adverse events, which occurred from Jan. 1 to May 14, were associated with the use of heparin-lock flush solutions but also include heparin-coated oxygenators and circuits used during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures.