There has been an urgent nationwide recall of heparin units manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. The recall is the result of an increased number of adverse reactions to the drug, some of which may be life-threatening. This recall is different and apparently unrelated to the heparin recall reported earlier in the week.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reactions to the most recently-recalled heparin doses include stomach pain or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased or low blood pressure, chest pain, fast heart rate, dizziness, fainting, and a host of other dangerous drug injury symptoms.
The recalled heparin could cause serious Florida drug injury and even death.