Chad Cook explains the dangers of the blood thinner Heparin. Widely used as an injectable anticoagulant and derived from pig intestines, Heparin recently came under scrutiny after tainted heparin stock imported from China led to six major recalls of the medicine. The FDA reported 785 serious injuries and 395 deaths linked to Heparin.
Approximately 450,000 patients are on dialysis in the U.S. and the vast majority use this blood thinner. Beasley Allen is investigating claims where patients have died or have any other catastrophic injury caused by Heparin.