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U.S. health secretary: Chinese Heparin shipped to U.S. now safe

AP/Yahoo News, May 15, 2008
Heparin manufactured in China and linked to dozens of deaths in the United States is now safe because of tighter testing and controls, according to U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Mike Leavitt. The FDA has linked 81 deaths and hundreds of allergic reactions to a contaminant found in China-made shipments of the blood thinner.