For almost two months, some children in New Jersey were taking breast cancer drugs instead of fluoride pills for their teeth. CVS made a big whoopsie, as parents were picking up tamoxifen unbeknownst to them, and handing it out to their kids at home.
ABC News says the drug switcheroo went on for two months or longer before anyone figured it out.
CVS said in a statement: “The health and safety of our customers is our highest priority and we are deeply sorry for the mistake that occurred at our Chatham, NJ pharmacy. Beginning last week, we have contacted or have left messages for every family whose child was dispensed a 0.5 mg fluoride prescription from our Chatham location within the past 60 days.”
It’s unknown as to how the mix-up happened in the first place, and it seems only that one location had the wrong pills.
CVS Gives Kids Cancer Drugs by Mistake [ABC News]