Dennis Quaid Sues Heparin Manufacturer

Actor Dennis Quaid has filed a lawsuit against the drug company that manufactures heparin after his newborn twins nearly died from a heparin overdose two years ago. The suit was filed against Baxter Healthcare Corporation and alleges that the drug packaging caused the drug error in the overdose.
Both heparin and a lower dose version Hep-Lock are packaged in similar blue vials. The drug labeling on the packages has very small print which can lead to confusion over the two drugs.