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Chinese Court Orders Compensation For Death Due To Taking Large Pill (China)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A Shanghai court ordered Yangwenshui Pharmaceutical to pay $7,512 to the family of a woman who choked to death on one of the company's large pills. The woman's husband filed a suit against the company on grounds it should have warned her of the risks of taking a pill that size. The company countered the woman should have been aware of how to take the pill, 1.6 centimeters in diameter. Yangwenshui also said the drug was made in accordance with state standards. (Click here for more ) "Drugmaker Told To Pay Victim Kin For Fatal Pill" Shanghai Daily (China) (12/7/07)

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