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More Patients Sue Japan For Hepatitis B From Re-Used Syringes

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Another 67 patients infected with hepatitis B have filed lawsuits against the government of Japan, seeking compensation for same-syringe shots. The suits seek a combined total of $23.2 million from the government, claiming children were infected with the disease when they were vaccinated with reused syringes. The suits assert the government knew as far back as 1948 that reusing syringes would lead to infection, but did not take precautions. (Click here for more



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