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Heparin, a highly-sulfated glycosaminoglycan, is widely used as an injectable anticoagulant, and has the highest negative charge density of any known biological molecule. It can also be used to form an inner anticoagulant surface on various experimental and medical devices such as test tubes and renal dialysis machines. Pharmaceutical grade heparin is derived from mucosal tissues of slaughtered meat animals such as porcine (pig) intestine or bovine (cow) lung.
Death rate linked to comtaminated heparin almost doubles

Death rate linked to comtaminated heparin almost doubles

Bush Administration requests $275 million increase for FDA in FY 2009 budget

Bush Administration requests $275 million increase for FDA in FY 2009 budget

Latest drug scare in China sees six dead

Latest drug scare in China sees six dead

Less than 1 in 5 patients receive treatment to prevent venous thrombosis after surgery

Less than 1 in 5 patients receive treatment to prevent venous thrombosis after surgery

Avoiding spleen removal for Cooley's anemia sufferers

Avoiding spleen removal for Cooley's anemia sufferers

Bivalirudin improves net clinical outcomes and increases survival in heart attack patients

Bivalirudin improves net clinical outcomes and increases survival in heart attack patients

FDA needs additional $225 million, new authority to inspect foreign facilities to protect U.S. residents from unsafe prescription drug imports, agency officials say

FDA needs additional $225 million, new authority to inspect foreign facilities to protect U.S. residents from unsafe prescription drug imports, agency officials say

FDA cannot properly inspect foreign companies that manufacture medications, medication ingredients, report finds

FDA cannot properly inspect foreign companies that manufacture medications, medication ingredients, report finds

Researchers unravel heparin death mystery

Researchers unravel heparin death mystery

U.S. and China at loggerheads over contaminated Heparin

U.S. and China at loggerheads over contaminated Heparin

Heparin versus placebo for acute coronary syndromes

Heparin versus placebo for acute coronary syndromes

Protein sulfatase 2 a possible treatment target for liver cancer recurrence and survival

Protein sulfatase 2 a possible treatment target for liver cancer recurrence and survival

Study looks at use of powerful anticoagulants to prevent pulmonary embolism

Study looks at use of powerful anticoagulants to prevent pulmonary embolism

Damaged veins heal faster with heparin treatment, laboratory study finds

Damaged veins heal faster with heparin treatment, laboratory study finds

Is deep-vein thrombosis lurking in your legs?

Is deep-vein thrombosis lurking in your legs?

Heparin shortage, infusion therapy firm intros MaxPlusClear

Heparin shortage, infusion therapy firm intros MaxPlusClear

Problems with blood thinning drug could originate in China

Problems with blood thinning drug could originate in China

Warning about deaths and serious reactions linked to blood thinning drug heparin

Warning about deaths and serious reactions linked to blood thinning drug heparin

Baxter's multiple-dose vial Heparin linked to severe allergic reactions

Baxter's multiple-dose vial Heparin linked to severe allergic reactions

FDA warns public of contaminated pre-filled syringe flushes

FDA warns public of contaminated pre-filled syringe flushes