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Jury calls for $162.5m damages in Teva propofol HCV exposure suit

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Executive Summary

A Nevada jury ordered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Baxter Healthcare and McKesson to pay $162.5 million in total punitive damages to patients claiming to have acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) from vials of the anaesthesia drug propofol, which had become contaminated after being reused in colonoscopy procedures in 2008.



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