Foreign Drug Inspection Program

A hearing was held on the circumstances surrounding the contamination of heparin imported from China.
According to the FDA, 81 people have… read more

A hearing was held on the circumstances surrounding the contamination of heparin imported from China.

According to the FDA, 81 people have died after allergic reactions to the

anticoagulant drug heparin since January 2007. Family members of victims who died after being treated with heparin testified. Dr. Woodcock testified

that with outsourcing of drug production to countries such as India and

China, the FDA is not currently configured to regulate global markets, and the

FDA’s inspection coverage is underfunded. Representative from two

companies responsible for introducing the contaminated heparin into the

U.S. also testified.

Witnesses responded to questions from committee members. close

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  • Autor, Deborah M. Compliance Director U.S. Food and Drug Administration->Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
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Foreign Drug Inspection Program

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Program ID:
205093-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 29, 2008
Last Aired:
May 3, 2008

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  • Apr 29, 2008 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • May 02, 2008 | 10:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 03, 2008 | 3:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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