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Hepatitis C Damage Awards Against Teva, Baxter Continue to Pile Up

Teva Pharmaceuticals and Baxter International have been hit with a massive punitive damages award for a third time as a result of their role in causing a hepatitis C outbreak that occurred after two Las Vegas endoscopy clinics reused oversized vials of propofol sold by the drug makers. …

Las Vegas Hepatitis Lawsuit Results in $500M Verdict

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In what is believed to be the largest punitive damages award in Nevada history, a jury last week ordered two pharmaceutical companies to pay $500 million to a plaintiff who contracted hepatitis C at a Las Vegas clinic that was found to be reusing medicine vials and dirty needles. …

Teva Propofol Recall Leads to FDA Warning, Drug Shortage

Teva Pharmaceuticals failed to have proper quality control measures in place to prevent bacterial contamination from entering batches of their generic version of the anesthetic propofol, leading to a recall last year after at least 40 people became ill, according to federal inspectors. …

Hospira Liposyn and Propofol Recall Due to Particulate Matter from Equipment

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Hospira, Inc. has issued a recall for 85 lots of Liposyn, an intravenous nutritional supplement, and 73 lots of the sedative Propofal, as some of the containers may contain particulate matter that entered the drug from stainless steel equipment used during the manufacturing process. The particulate matter could cause a serious and potentially life-threatening injury, including a stroke, respiratory failure, kidney failure, liver failure, heart attack or death.…

Generic Diprivan Recall: Teva Propofol Contaminated and Linked to Illnesses

More than 57,000 vials of the anesthetic propofol, a generic version of Diprivan, have been recalled after testing confirmed that two lots of the medication manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals may be tainted. At least 40 people have reportedly been sickened by a bacterial contaminant that got into the drug.…