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Cause of Adverse Reaction to Heparin Identified

Heparin manufactured by Baxter, an Illinois based company, contained a contaminant which produced adverse effects such as hypotension, nausea, and shortness of breath. After this detection, APP Pharmaceuticals, also from Illinois, became the major supplier of Heparin in the United States. APP hopes to lead a safety initiative that will essentially reduce medical errors in the future.

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