Showing posts with label cancer drug instead of fluoride new jersey. Show all posts
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Monday, March 5, 2012

Are your kids getting the right prescription?


I have to admit, I never really think about the possibility that the medication I get for my kids at the pharmacy might not be what I ordered. I doubt it happens often, but there was a big mistake at a New Jersey pharmacy. A child's fluoride pills were switched for a breast cancer medication! Yikes!

Here's the story from CNN:
Some families got more than they bargained for at a New Jersey CVS drugstore when their childrens' prescriptions for fluoride pills were filled with a popular breast cancer drug instead.

"We believe that, as a result of a single medication restocking issue at our Chatham, New Jersey pharmacy, 13 families had similar incidents in which a few tamoxifen pills were mixed in with their prescriptions for 0.5 mg fluoride pills," said Mike DeAngelis, a CVS Caremark spokesman.

DeAngelis went on to say that the company is doing a full investigation into how the switch could have occurred.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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