Heparin

Heparin, a blood thinning drug used to prevent blood clots has recently been recalled by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) because of serious health risks and possible death associated with the use the drug. While most of the remaining supply of the drug has already been removed from store shelves, you should check to see if you are in possession of any of the following Heparin products that have been manufactured by Baxter International:

  • Heparin Sodium Injection 1000 units/ml (1, 10, and 30 mL vials)
  • Sodium Injection 5000 units/ml (1 mL and 10 mL vials)
  • Heparin Sodium Injection 10,000 units/ml (1, 4, and 5 mL vials)

If you are in possession of one of these recalled products and you believe that you have become sick due to the medication, don't throw out the medication just yet. Instead, you should discontinue use immediately, but save the partially used bottle - it could be used as valuable evidence in court. Finally, you should contact the offices of Healy Scanlon Law Firm for legal guidance. For more information on Imported Drug Recalls and Heparin, click here.