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Quaid to FDA: Mind Your Own Business!

5/14/2008 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hell hath no fury like a father scorned!


After Dennis Quaids' newborn twins were mistakenly given a massive overdose of a blood thinner last November, they sued the drug's manufacturer, Baxter Healthcare Corp., claiming the label on the bottle contributed to the foul-up. Baxter says it's not their problem because the FDA approved it, and they're trying to back out of the lawsuit on a technicality.

Now he's testifying on Capitol Hill today, hoping to prevent other drug companies from weaseling out of similar lawsuits.

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1.

Twinker    

He's a bleeding liberal.

2269 days ago
2.

wayne dh    

ANOTHER CELEBRITY ON A SOAP BOX. WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL? AT LEAST HIS KIDS DID NOT DIE LIKE MANY OTHERS. ALSO, HAS ANYONE SEEN MEG RYAN HIS EX LATELY? SHE IS A PLASTIC SURGERY NIGHTMARE!!!!!

2269 days ago
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Shauna    

After the Dennis Quaids' newborn twins were given mistakenly given a massive overdose of a blood thinner last November, they sued the drug's manufacturer, Baxter Healthcare Corp., claiming the label on the bottle contributed to the foul-up.
Fix it, TMZ.

2269 days ago
4.

FlBiker    

This guy is such a pinhead. Sorry about his kids and all, but it's hard to take a guy serious that married Meg Ryan. You know he has the IQ of a fecking houseplant.

2269 days ago
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Liz    

The same thing happened to my nephews when thay were born! The labels on the "Heparin" serum are almost identical as far as adult/pediatric and should be changed. There is NO reason for this to happen to another child and I have the upmost respect for him taking this as far as he has ~ thank you Dennis!

The twins are 3 now ( they are fine) and my sister and brother in law are still fighting Baxter!

2269 days ago
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Cammie    

This blog is about two newborns who almost died and the potential of long-term side-effects due to negligence. Don't even bring the political choice of their father onto this blog! Obviously, those who would criticize these parents do not comprehend how it feels to be a parent! Somebody needs to be held accountable in this tragic situation so it NEVER occurs, again, to another baby.

2269 days ago
7.

Ugh    

He's a money grubbing whore. Sue the hospital and fire the nurse. It was their mistake.

2269 days ago
8.

FlBiker    

NEWSFLASH!!

It's not a perfect world, bad things happen. Get over it.

2269 days ago
9.

Twinker    

How hard for Baxter to change labels?
Not rocket science here.

2269 days ago
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Twinker    

I have a big beef with drug companies because Mr. Chicken is a doctor. I've heard and seen it all. No wonder people can't get decent healthcare at affordable prices anymore.

2269 days ago
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HSK    

Yes, bad things happen, but from what I understand, it's not the first time this has happened, and apparently it happening before didn't motivate Baxter to make any changes. So this bad thing should have been avoidable has Baxter acted the FIRST time it happened. It just so happens that Dennis Quaid is a celebrity, and if he can use his celebrity to effect positive change, go for it. Like "chicken stripper" said, how hard can it be to change the labels to make more of a differentiation between the two doses? And Baxter trying to hide behind the FDA's approval is a crock. It's THEIR labels and while the FDA probably approved what's ON them, I can't imagine the FDA is responsible for what they look like.

2269 days ago
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I have a heart, do you?    

Better to have a bleeding heart than no heart at all.

2269 days ago
13.

CC    

Good for him. Someone has to stand up to that crap. Hospital error is out of control. I just hope he holds them responsible as well. I totally respect what he's doing. All you nasty people with your nasty remarks need to back off. He's taking a stand that could prevent this from happening to someone you love!

2269 days ago
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Insert comical name here    

We definately need to get control over the fda but I'm afriad congress is not up to the job. They can't seem to find their collective xxl sized butt with all their hands put together.

2269 days ago
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Liz    

The very sad and disgusting part of all this is------------------------the DRUG companies are in bed with most of the "Congress" men/women he is speaking before! All the FDA has to do is order Baxter change the labels on the serum bottles !!!!!!

2269 days ago
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