A compound related to a common nutritional supplement has been identified as the contaminant in a blood-thinning drug imported from China that sickened hundreds of frail patients in the U.S. and is suspected in a number of deaths, federal officials said Wednesday.
Last time it was our pets they sickened and killed.
The substance mimics the real drug -- heparin -- in standard safety tests and may have been deliberately substituted for the genuine compound somewhere along the line to boost middlemen's profits. It could also have been added through a mishap or some kind of misguided experiment. Because of difficulties in back-checking, it's unclear whether Food and Drug Administration officials will ever know for sure.
Greed lead to the deaths of thousands of cats and dogs (including our beloved Whiskers) now it's leading to the deaths of humans.
The FDA's announcement came days after the anniversary of last year's massive recall of contaminated pet food. In that case, the agency found that a chemical added to pet food ingredients from China had sickened thousands of dogs and cats, many of which died.
We should refuse to BUY ANYTHING FROM CHINA. First they killed our pets now they are killing frail patients in the U.S.