The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement that the toxin in heparin is over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate demonstrated unusual efficiency by the agency. Just hours after the word began to circulate about the contaminant, the FDA made the announcement, providing as much information about the investigation as possible. Federal officials stopped short of saying whether the contaminant was added to the drug intentionally, but with 19 deaths and hundreds of allergic reactions caused by the tainted blood-thinner, expect more swift communication from an agency that is usually not quite so forthcoming.
Hoping to get off the defensive about his connection to the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., Barack Obama is to be endorsed today by Bill Richardson.
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