Petition to the FDA to Ban Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions

Read petition.

Read fact sheet on HES solutions.

Read press release.

Public Citizen and two leading medical experts petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions from the market because the solutions cause kidney failure, bleeding, and death and there are safer alternatives available.

Read letter from international experts supporting petition.

February 9, 2017, Acknowledgment letter

July 25, 2017, FDA interim response letter.

July 7, 2021, FDA final response letter.

See Public Citizen’s other work on HES solutions.