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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39552.462014.4E (Published 17 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:852

More Americans die from contaminated heparin: The US Food and Drug Administration reports that 62 deaths since January 2007 have been linked to heparin made from imported Chinese ingredients said to be contaminated with oversulphated chondroitin sulphate. The deaths were due to hypotension or allergic reactions. Heparin from several manufacturers has been recalled in the US, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, and Spain.

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