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Drug firms found liable in Vegas hepatitis C case

Hospital Safety Insider, October 13, 2011

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Drug companies must pay a total of $20.1 million to five plaintiffs affected by an outbreak of hepatitis C in 2008 at Las Vegas endoscopy and colonoscopy clinics.

Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corp., and McKesson Corp. were held liable for injuries and accused of neglecting patient safety by distributing vials that were much larger than needed to the clinics. Reuse of vials  makes it possible to transfer bloodborne pathogens to patients.

Source: CBS News



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