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Japan Hepatitis C Settlement Set To Cover Only 10 Percent

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The Japanese government settlement with hepatitis C patients, set for Osaka High Court review Feb. 7, is likely to cover only 10 percent of those infected, according to a plaintiff lawyer. The lawyer said the others have not been able to prove the source of their infection and probably will not be covered. The cases were linked to blood products provided by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, but many patient records were destroyed before a connection could be determined. Mitsubishi Tanabe's Green Cross unit, a defendant in one suit, is to share in the settlement payout. (Click here for more

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