The company, Fresenius Kabi, is threatening to lodge a compensation claim worth millions after Professor Anders Perner published a study arguing that a common treatment for severe sepsis with the drug hydroxyethyl starch (HES) can induce kidney failure and haemorrhages, which in the worst case can kill the patient. http://sciencenordic.com/pharma-giant-threatens-danish-scientist
The NY Times published a damning article on their US activities, especially in relation to this particular product Granuflo, recently in June 2012, and they are now being officially investigated by the FDA:
Dialysis Company’s Failure to Warn of Product Risk Draws Inquiry
Propublica investigated them thoroughly in 2010 and published a series of damning investigative journalistic reports on their activities in the USA:
In Dialysis, Life-Saving Care at Great Risk and Cost
When Needles Dislodge, Dialysis Can Turn Deadly
Federal Grand Jury Probes Major Dialysis Provider (2011)
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