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LegalView Updates its Baxter Heparin Information Portal with Conflicting News Reports on the Possible Dangers
Date:12/25/2008

LegalView informed individuals of recent conflicting news reports on the ongoing Baxter Heparin blood thinner controversy. The FDA has claimed that Baxter's Heparin was not the cause of death among several patients, but the agency has also alleged that that the tainted blood thinner likely did cause death among patients.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 25, 2008 -- LegalView.com, the number one legal resource available on the Internet, recently used its Baxter heparin information portal to report on additional controversy plaguing patients of the blood thinner. According to news reports, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas has claimed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given conflicting reports on the blood thinner, which is often given to prevent blood clots during surgical procedures including heart failure and kidney transplants, saying the drug was both responsible and not responsible for deaths of Americans. Rep. Barton has called for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation into the FDA's remarks on the blood thinner.

Baxter Heparin has been at the center of a controversy this year as it was discovered that a tainted batch of heparin was given to hundreds of Americans causing allergic reactions and deaths among dozens of patients, according to news reports. The tainted heparin was eventually found to have been contaminated with a chemical known as over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate in a Chinese manufacturing plant. Not only was a heparin recall implemented, but an investigation spanning international borders was developed. A New England Journal of Medicine article from Dec. 3 claimed that the blood thinner could not have caused the deaths of several individuals, however this contradicted the FDA's previous remarks in May, which claimed that t
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