According to the Research Laboratory Supplies website, a pack of new syringes costs $2.20 for 10, or $4.50 for 25. That’s about 25 cents apiece. This was apparently too much for a few clinics in the Greater Las Vegas area.
40,000 people are being warned that they may have come in contact with Hepatitis A, B or C. And that’s the good news. Other blood-borne diseases are certainly a possibility.
For some reason that must have seemed like a good idea at the time, the clinic was having staff use needles more than once, and reusing single-use medicine vials. Infected needles were being reinserted into vials and then injected into others.
Here come the lawsuits.