Quaid Goes To Congress To Talk About Twins’ Overdose

May 15, 2008

Actor Dennis Quaid appeared before Congress on Wednesday to talk about the event where his newborn twins were given a potentially fatal overdose of the blood-thinner heparin.  Quaid wants pharmaceutical companies held responsible for mistakes with labels, bottles, etc.Washington (ChattahBox) – Actor Dennis Quaid appeared before Congress on Wednesday to talk about the event where his newborn twins were given a potentially fatal overdose of the blood-thinner heparin. Quaid wants pharmaceutical companies held responsible for mistakes with labels, bottles, etc.

This goes along with a suit which Quaid has filed against Baxter International. His newborn twins were given 1,000 times the normal dose of the blood-thinner heparin, nearly killing them.

This took place due to the fact that the various doses of the drug were in the same bottles, with the same labels. Quaid wants pharmaceutical companies to be held liable for mistakes such as this, as he argues it was clearly an accident waiting to happen.

The House Reform and Government Oversight Committee must now decide whether or not people should be able to sue pharmaceutical companies after they have already received FDA approval.

Quaid stated it is the patients’ legal right to go after these companies if a drug or device harmed them in any way.


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