The Sunday Times covers the heparin story, but leaves the obvious questions unanswered. From my post earlier today:
The questions I have yet to see answered in a newspaper account (or anywhere for that matter):
Where and when did the 19 fatalities occur?
During what time frame did the “hundreds” of allergic reactions occur?
Are there possible long-term consequences from use of the adulterated heparin which patients have to be vigilant about?
Have all patients who received potentially contaminated heparin been informed?
Why are there still possibly-contaminated Heparin products on the market?
My guess is that it’s mostly political. There’s no domestic political angle. If An American firm were at fault, this would be a big story.