Tuesday, February 19, 2008

FDA Says It Approved The Wrong Drug Plant

and things go from bad to worse...

sometimes the last thing you want to do is find out what is really going on...'cause it might be scary to contemplate...

Heparin Probe Sends Inspectors to China

The Chinese facility that supplies the active ingredient of the widely used blood thinner heparin was never inspected by the Food and Drug Administration because the agency confused its name with another just like it, agency officials said yesterday.

The FDA said that a team of inspectors is headed now to China to inspect the plant as part of an effort to determine what may have caused a sudden spike in serious problems with the drug, which has been on the market since the 1930s.

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