hydroxyethyl starch solution (HES)
Brand names: Hespan, Hextend, Voluven
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More information on hydroxyethyl starch solution (Hespan, Hextend, Voluven)
- Comments to the EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee Regarding the Safety of Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions, November 14, 2017
- Letter to the EMA Urging a Ban of Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions in Europe, February 8, 2017
- Petition to the FDA to Ban Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions, February 8, 2017