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2008-03-06 12:33:54

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that it is investigating the blood thinning drug heparin for what appears to be a fake ingredient.The drug's distributor, Baxter International, voluntarily recalled nine lots of heparin sodium injection multi-dose vials on January 17, 2008 "as a precautionary measure due to a higher than usual number of reports of adverse patient reactions involving the product and suspended production," according to a press release."The safety and...

2006-03-06 17:15:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Baxter Healthcare Corp. said on Monday that a study has verified the successful inactivation of the bird flu virus during processes routinely used in the production of its plasma-derived therapeutics. The study showed that the bird flu virus is inactivated through proven processes such as pasteurization, vapor heating, low pH and solvent detergent treatment methods.

2005-12-13 10:40:47

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Baxter International Inc. said on Tuesday U.S. regulators have pegged its September recall of kidney dialysis equipment a Class I recall, a designation given to products that could cause serious harm or death. Baxter on September 28, 2005, issued an urgent product recall letter to customers over its Meridian hemodialysis instrument system, instructing them to route blood tubing through only one of two channel clips to reduce the risk of kinks. Baxter said one...


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