Quaids sue drug company

Actor Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly Buffington have filed suit against Baxter Healthcare Corp., the makers of the drug Heparin. The couple's newborn twins Zoe Grace and Thomas Boone were mistakenly given a massive overdose of the anti-coagulant drug last month while hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA. The Quaids' attorney says the twins "were very critical for a while," but appear to have recovered and "everything looks good." They filed suit because they want to prevent this from happening to any other children, Loggans said. The suit claims the Baxter is liable and negligent because the packaging of the 10 unit vial of Heparin looks almost exactly as the 10,000-units-per-milliliter vial of the drug. Three children died in Indiana from a similar mix-up with the drug. The Quaids have not sued Cedars ... yet. Just yesterday, Baxter issued a news release outlining the company's new "drug safety initiative" that promises to change the labeling of Heparin vials.

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