Heparin production may be moving back to Europe according to the EFCG, which cited the opening of Pharma Action’s processing plant as an indication that API buyers value quality and compliance throughout the supply chain.
Baxter International says Pfizer supplied the bulk API used in a batch of Heparin linked to two patient deaths in Delaware, US last week, amid concerns of a repeat of last year’s contamination scandal.
Following fresh criticism of the agency’s handling of the heparin case, in-PharmaTechnologist reports on a FDA official’s explanation of the what, the when and the why of the scandal, from first deaths to continued vigilance.
APP Pharmaceuticals, currently the sole supplier of therapeutic heparin vials to the US market, has received FDA approval to manufacture three new formulations of the blood-thinner at its plant in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.
The US Food and Drug Administration has declared the country's
previously-tainted heparin supply to be "safe" due to
stronger testing and controls that are now in place. Meanwhile,
China continues to distance itself...
Swedish authorities have recalled Sanofi Aventis' low molecular
weight injectable blood thinner Lovenox (enoxaparin), known locally
as Klexane, after four batches of the blockbuster drug were found
to contain oversulfated chondroitin...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed evidence
linking the heparin contaminant with the series of reported adverse
reactions, and has also now issued a warning letter to the Chinese
facility at the centre of the safety...