FDA Announces What's Contaminating Heparin

Investigators believe they have discovered what's contaminating the blood-thinning medication heparin and are trying to determine whether it was put in the drug intentionally, the Food and Drug Administration announced today. An altered version of a dietary supplement made from animal cartilage is now at the center of the worldwide drug safety investigation. FDA officials said the man-made chemical compound known as over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate is cheap and abundant. It mimics heparin...Full Story
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