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LegalView Reports Record Numbers of Drug Reactions in U.S., Partially Caused by Heparin
Date:11/9/2008

LegalView informed its readers of serious drug reactions and fatalities, which have hit record high numbers due partially to a blood thinner known as Heparin. The drug, from Baxter Healthcare, was found to be tainted and administered to thousands of patients.

Denver (PRWEB) November 9, 2008 -- LegalView.com, the number one legal resource available on the Web, recently announced record high numbers of serious drug reactions and fatalities among Americans, according to data gathered by the watchdog group the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The Associated Press reported the research on October 22, 2008, which found that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received nearly 21,000 reports of incidents involving severe drug reactions, with close to 23 percent of those resulting in death. The record high was in part due to a blood thinner known as Baxter Heparin, which was found to be tainted. Patients who may have been subject to the Heparin side effects should consider consulting a pharmaceutical law firm, which will likely be able to provide insightful details as to the development of any potential Heparin lawsuit.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation first received approval for Heparin in 1972 and the drug is used as a blood thinner in surgeries and procedures ranging from dialysis to heart surgery. It is used to prevent blood clots from developing, which can be fatal among patients. The drug is derived from the lining of pig intestines and has been used in millions of patients beginning as early as th
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