Thursday, March 18, 2004

From the Canadian Press:
Two critically ill Calgary patients die after getting wrong drug in dialysis
Two critically ill patients at one of Alberta's largest hospitals died after they were given the wrong drug during dialysis, health officials announced Thursday.

From the Toronto Star:
Settlement reached for some Baycol plaintiffs
Canadians who allege they became sick after taking the cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol have reached a tentative settlement in their class-action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant Bayer.

Toronto lawyers said today they have reached a proposed settlement on behalf of plaintiffs across the country who contracted the muscle disease rhabdomyolysis after taking the drug.

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