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Protection of Global Heparin Supply Focus of International Meeting Rockville, Md (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 As part of its role in ongoing efforts to better
Third round of improvements to blood thinner standard announced by USP
For decades, the blood thinner heparin has been used to prevent and treat blood clots.
The use of an injectable, clot-preventing drug known as Low Molecular Weight Heparin to treat patients with advanced cancer complicated by blood clots increased steadily between 2000 and 2007.
Cancer patients with blood clots -- which occur in one of every 200 cancer patients and are the second most common cause of death among cancer patients -- gain no benefit from the insertion of an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) to the anticoagulant medication fondaparinux (Arixtra).
CHICAGO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a Cook County jury awarded $625,000 to the estate of a 63 year old Chicago area man, Steven Johansen, who was administered Baxter blood thinner that contained a contaminated ingredient Baxter sourced from China.