Vegas Clinic May Have Sickened Thousands

Mar 06, 2008

(AP) -- Nearly 40,000 people learned this week that a trip to the doctor may have made them sick. In a type of scandal more often associated with Third World countries, a Las Vegas clinic was found to be reusing syringes and vials of medication for nearly four years. The shoddy practices may have led to an outbreak of the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus and exposed patients to HIV, too.



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beckerist
not rated yet Mar 06, 2008
Absolutely disgusting.