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Dennis Quaid sues pharmaceutical company

May 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actor Dennis Quaid has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the drug heparin.The suit follows the overdoses that threatened the lives of his newborn twins in 2007.

According to the suit, the twins were administered multiple near fatal doses of heparin to treat a staph infection.

The suit seeks unspecified damages and alleges that packaging caused the drug mix-up at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Heparin and a lower-dose version called Hep-Lock are both packaged in blue vials with small print on the labels.

Last year, Quaid and his wife settled with the hospital for $500,000.