The Heparin Non-Hype
The FDA ordered testing of all China-connected heparin on Friday, which makes a great deal of sense.
But has the FDA ordered all patients treated with heparin that might have been contaminated to be contacted and notified to be alert for complications? If you are a patient and received heparin, wouldn’t you want to be told that your batch may have been tainted? Especially as no one can possibly know long term impacts of the contaminant yet?
It seems to me that the dog food and toy stories got considerably more press than this case which has killed 19 and injured many more.