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Damages add up for Teva and Baxter in Propofol cases

Juries award millions to patients that allegedly got Hepatitis C from reused drug vials

The saying “bigger isn’t always better” likely is haunting Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Baxter International Inc. 

Divisions within the two pharmaceutical companies will pay millions in damages to colonoscopy patients who claim they got liver disease Hepatitis C from the anesthetic Propofol. The companies sold the drug in oversize vials that doctors used for multiple patients, thus increasing the risk of spreading the disease.

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