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November 1978

Wrong Heparin

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(11):1641. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630360031016

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In the article titled "Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia," published in the April Archives (138:548-552, 1978), the heparin administered intravenously to the two patients was misidentified as "bovine lung, Depo-Heparin"). Depo-Heparin is not intended for intravenous use and is not obtained from bovine lung. The patients received heparin sodium injection, USP, a sterile solution (derived from beef lung), (Upjohn).

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