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Manufacturer Halts Production of Blood Thinner Heparin
Date:2/11/2008

Drug linked to hundreds of allergic reactions and possibly 4 deaths, FDA says

MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Baxter HealthCare Corp., which produces half of the blood thinner heparin sold in the United States, said Monday that it was temporarily suspending production of its multi-dose injectable form of the drug following reports of serious allergic reactions and possibly four patient deaths.

The cause of the allergic reactions isn't known. It's also not clear how long production will be stopped. The one thing that is clear is that the stoppage could lead to a shortage of heparin, which is used to prevent blood clots in such patients as those undergoing kidney dialysis and heart surgery, U.S. health officials said.

Since the end of December, there have been about 350 reports of adverse reactions associated with Baxter's heparin product. This compares with less than 100 reports of adverse reactions in all of 2007, Dr. John Jenkins, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of New Drugs at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said during a Monday teleconference.

Most of the reactions have taken place at hemodialysis centers, almost exclusively involving patients receiving a "bolus dose," which is a high dose administered over a short period of time, the FDA said.

"While we have reports of four deaths at this time, it is not possible to establish a relationship between the deaths and the use of heparin," Jenkins said. "To date, a cause to the adverse events has not been identified."

Adverse reactions included difficulty breathing, nausea or vomiting, excessive sweating and falling blood pressure, which can lead to life-threatening shock. These reactions have been seen with as few as several thousand units per milliliter of heparin, and as much as 50,000 units per milliliter, Jenkins said.

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