Anticoagulation experts assess practical effects of new heparin potency assay

Thompson, Cheryl A.
November 2009
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/15/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 22, p1970
Academic Journal
The article reports on the consideration of pharmacists William E. Dager and Ann K. Wittwosky to the practical effects of a 10% reduced potency for heparin products in the U.S. It is said that the deliberation on the potency of heparin is caused by the announcement of Food & Drug Authority (FDA) that clinicians should consider the potential for up to a 10% estimated decrease in heparin. It is stated that the announcement was declared by John K. Jenkins, director of FDA's Office of New Drugs.


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