Heparin Blood Thinner Linked To Sudden Death - Ingredients Imported from China
Posted Oct 22 2008 4:37pm
Here's the recipe for Big Pharma working with the FDA: Deadly chemicals, Zero genuine safety standards, Zero good science, Zero restrictions on direct-to-consumer advertising and Zero restrictions on how such drugs can be prescribed.
The popular blood thinning drug Heparin was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer (Baxter) after hundreds of reports linked the drug to sudden deaths and severe allergic reactions requiring hospitalization. Drug safety investigators have now confirmed "irregularities" in various batches of the drug, meaning that some pills contained more active chemicals than other pills.
The main focus of the story by the U.S. press is the fact that the primary active ingredient in Heparin is made in a factory in China that has never been inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA hasn't even inspected 93% of the factories located around the world that manufacture the chemical ingredients used in pharmaceuticals sold in America.
The fact that these dangerous drug ingredients are made in China, -- the undisputed world leader in contaminated products , and imported into the United States is of particular interest, given that the FDA has long insisted that "drugs from outside the United States are unsafe."
Quality control, it seems, takes a lower priority than price controls.
As this Heparin fiasco clearly shows, the FDA has given its stamp of approval to pharmaceuticals made in the same caliber of factories that contaminated dog food with melamine and killed countless dogs last year. "
The FDA is openly allowing drug companies to buy contaminated chemical ingredients from questionable factories in Puerto Rico, Brazil, China and other countries, then to mark up those ingredients by as much as 569,000% over cost and sell them directly to the public.
So in exchange for the "privilege" of paying the highest prices in the world for pharmaceuticals, Americans are also treated to the lowest-quality ingredients found anywhere in the world -- the same cut-rate ingredients sold in bulk to poor countries where generic drugs are manufactured and sold at a fraction of the price paid by American consumers. Natural News