Heparin Problems Continue

The contaminated heparin that caused worldwide furor a few months continues to make news and the FDA continues to monitor and investigate the issue. FDA has received 97 reports for adverse events associated with heparin-containing devices that occurred between Jan. 1 and May 14. These include 11 deaths and 86 nonfatal events. Contaminated heparin from China has been linked to 81 deaths in the US.