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ID:

617

Date:

2011-09-01

Headline:

FDA found problems at Red Cross' new blood centers in Philly and N.C.

Reporter's name:

Marie McCullough and Gregory Thomas

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Philadelphia Inquirer

City:

Philadelphia, PA

Summary:

The American Red Cross has problems ensuring a safe blood supply, eighteen years after a federal court ordered the group to upgrade its procedures. According to a government inspection, substantial shortfalls continued to plague the organization in staffing, training, management, and quality assurance. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had fined the ARC $37 million over previous years for similar failures to comply with federal regulations.

Notes:

The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained the report, issued by the Food and Drug Administration, under the Freedom of Information Act.

Keywords:

American Red Cross, ARC, blood, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, Philadelphia, Charlotte, North Carolina

URL:

http://www.philly.com/philly/health_and_science/128855068.html?viewAll=y


Agencies:

FDA

States:

NC
PA

Categories:

health care
public health


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