Dialysis patients - potentially at risk...allergic reactions...BD
WASHINGTON - Government regulators told doctors Monday they should stop using a blood thinner made by Baxter International, following hundreds of reports of allergic reactions.
The Food and Drug Administration said it has received 350 reports in 2008 of side effects, including vomiting, nausea and difficulty breathing. Four people died while taking the drug, though the agency said it wasn't clear if the drug was to blame. In all of 2007, the agency received just 100 reports of problems with the drug.