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Heparin ingredient linked to 21 deaths was modified

The Baltimore Sun, March 19, 2008
The main ingredient in recalled Heparin was modified to yield the contaminant linked to as many as 21 deaths among users of the popular blood thinner, the Food and Drug Administration said in a recent report. FDA officials still don't know whether the modified ingredient caused the deaths and more than 700 other reports of side effects, and whether it was introduced deliberately as a substitute.