ministry of health

According to a Ministry of Health announcement, Fresenius has announced a recall of Heparin after particles were found in the product.

Please Note: Heparin is primarily used as an anticoagulant in hospitals and dialysis facilities. It is rarely used by individual patients at home. Individuals who self-inject Heparin at home must go to the nearest hospital to receive an alternative, while those who inject it subcutaneously or who use it as a catheter flush must contact their kupat cholim.

No reports have been received regarding any clinical issues arising due to this product defect.

The complete Ministry of Health announcement in Hebrew, along with pictures of the defective product can be found here.