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Heparin Deaths and Heparin Injuries at Forefront of Special Subcommittee Hearing

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled, “Should FDA Drug and Medical Device Regulation Bar State Liability Claims?” on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. At the hearing, Heparin deaths and heparin overdose injuries featured front and center. Notably, Dennis Quaid and his wife testified about their experience when their children were overdosed with heparin while in hospital. The Quaids have filed a heparin lawsuit in Cook County against the Chicago-based Baxter Healthcare which produces the drug.

Read the Quaids’ testimony here and read more about the hearing here.