over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate Tagged Articles

Baxter faces numerous lawsuits over tainted heparin scandal

Posted: January 19, 2010 Pharmaceutical

As many as 300 product-liability lawsuits may be filed in the Illinois state court against drug maker Baxter International Inc., by people injured by or families who lost loved ones to contaminated batches of the blood thinner heparin. Per a

FDA clears Baxter in deaths following heparin injections

Posted: May 22, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Baxter Healthcare Corp. has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the deaths of two patients at a Delaware hospital following an injection of the drug maker’s blood thinner heparin. The FDA attributed the two deaths, and

Baxter says it's not responsible for recent heparin deaths, illness

Posted: May 18, 2009 Pharmaceutical

It’s like a bad dream happening all over again – people falling ill or dying after receiving doses of the blood thinner heparin. In 2007, tainted doses of heparin killed more than 80 Americans and injured hundreds more. And while

New deaths, illness following heparin use spark FDA investigation

Posted: May 13, 2009 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is testing batches of the blood thinner heparin after two people died and one became ill after receiving doses of the heparin, according to the Wall Street Journal. All three incidences occurred at the

Congressman demands answers on tainted heparin scandal

Posted: May 6, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas wants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to turn over databases stemming from last year’s tainted heparin scandal that killed more than 80 Americans and injured hundreds more, according to NASDAQ.com. At a public hearing

Baxter named in contaminated saline syringe lawsuit

Posted: February 23, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical giant Baxter International faces yet another lawsuit, this time for playing a role in the distribution of a contaminated saline syringe that was used on a woman who afterward suffered serious medical problems that may have led to her

Quaid-Cedars-Siani lawsuit over heparin overdose finally closed

Posted: January 14, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly now have closure in their year-long heparin overdose lawsuit against Cedars-Siani Medical Center, according to OK! and Entertainment Tonight. The entertainment media reported that a Los Angeles judge has signed off on the

Class action lawsuit filed against heparin manufacturer Baxter

Posted: January 8, 2009 Pharmaceutical

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Baxter Healthcare Corp., claiming the company began substituting ingredients in its anti-coagulant heparin with a dangerous counterfeit to “reap greater profits as a result of utilizing cheap component parts,” according to The

Tainted heparin may have caused death of infant

Posted: December 23, 2008 Pharmaceutical

An infant may have been among the victims of the tainted heparin scandal earlier this year, according to WorldFocus consultant Peter Eisner, who has reported on the heparin crisis over several months. Eisner reports that Julien, the son of Alex

Quaids get settlement in heparin overdose case

Posted: December 19, 2008 Pharmaceutical

The highly publicized lawsuit between the family of actor Dennis Quaid and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been settled, according to The Lowell Sun/Associated Press. Documents show that the Quaids have agreed on a $750,000 settlement with the hospital. The Quaid