A nationwide shortage of Vitamin K is being blamed for the death of an 81-year-old Miami woman who was admitted to hospital with a case of gastrointestinal bleeding. Vitamin K is a vital agent used to counter the effects of warfarin (the generic name for Coumadin), a widely used anti-coagulant drug taken by millions of patients to prevent blood clots. According to NBC6 Miami, Coumadin patient Maria Gonzalez was sent to Miami’s Metropolitan Hospital in March with a case of gastrointestinal bleeding. But because the hospital had no injectable or intravenous form of vitamin K in stock to stop the ... Read More
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