The FDA yesterday raised its current count of estimated heparin related deaths from 19 to 62. The FDA qualified its finding by pointing out that reports of allergic reactions or low blood pressure after the use of heparin do not necessarily mean heparin was a contributing cause to the death. I’m sure this is true. But the FDA puts this qualification in some context by noting that there were only three heparin allergic reaction deaths reported in 2006.
As I wrote earlier today, many people taking heparin have other health risks, but the number of heparin death cases calls we are receiving leads me to believe that, tragically, 62 reported deaths may be just the tip of the iceberg. (Hopefully, I’m wrong.)
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