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Texas Defective Drug Lawyer Discusses Blame in Contaminated Heparin Cases

Many doctors prescribe medicines that are intended to help their patients with certain conditions. However, some medicines, like Heparin, can cause harm instead of good. Heparin, a blood thinner, produced serious and deadly side effects in many patients taking this dangerous drug. 

Unaware of the potential dangers, doctors prescribed Heparin and patients took this prescribed drug produced in China by Baxter International. Many patients experienced serious problems as a result, and others died, leaving behind loved ones to mourn their losses. 

Although Baxter issued a recall on this drug, blaming contaminated batches of the blood thinner, Congress is determined to find out who is to blame for the contaminated drugs that were responsible for killing several hundred people. 

Congress launched an investigation last year, and just recently, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee re-launched an inquiry regarding this unresolved case of toxic and contaminated Heparin. They are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release documents related to the contamination of this blood-thinning drug. 

Although it has been almost three years since the FDA linked the U.S. deaths involving this medicine to the supplies that were from China, the Chinese government and the FDA have failed to identify how Heparin came to be contaminated or identify those responsible for the contamination.

This is why the Committee recently distributed a press release titled “Three Years After U.S. Deaths and Serious Complications, Chinese Government and FDA Still Have Not Identified Culprit or Contamination Source.” As the headline indicates, the Committee is pressing the FDA for answers now, and wants to know why they are allowing drugs to be imported from Chinese facilities that will not allow inspections. 

The Committee and many others, like our defective drug lawyers, are concerned with preventing similar occurrences from happening in the future. Alarmingly, more than 80 percent of the U.S. unfractioned Heparin supply is imported from China, and more than 16 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical ingredients are from China. Because of this, committee leaders want to solve this case immediately.

If you suffered dangerous side effects from Heparin, or you lost a loved one, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for expenses including medical costs, instances of pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Call a caring and experienced Texas defective drug lawyer at the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 to find out more about your rights. You will receive a free, no-obligation consultation, and you can even receive a complimentary copy of attorney Bill Voss’s book, Bad Pills and Their Side Effects.

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