Heparin is an anticoagulant drug produced by Baxter Healthcare. Heparin sodium is used for prevent blood clotting in patients undergoing , cardiac surgeries (but only certain types) and to treat and prevent medical conditions in similar cases. It is also administered in deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary emboli. It was found to be contaminated by over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate in 2008. This contamination resulted in sever side effects such as allergic oral swelling, nausea, vomiting, sweating, shortness of breath, etc. Some patients suffered from bleeding episodes and some even died.

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