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Heparin, derived from a chemical in pig intestines, is used in heart surgery, kidney dialysis and a variety of other medical procedures.
Most manufacturers of the drug will place an 'N' on the label of the new formulas to help health care providers tell the difference.
The four producers of heparin in the U.S. are APP Pharmaceuticals, Hospira, Baxter and B.Braun.
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