CVS drug mix-up

The famous CVS! Putting Chatham on the map in 2012.

This particular CVS in Chatham (literally across the street from where my jazz band practices) made news last week for its two-month medication mix-up.

From December 20, 2011 to February 20, 2012, kids who were prescribed fluoride tablets were instead given a drug used to treat breast cancer (tamoxifen).

Experts are saying it probably won’t hurt anyone, but it’s still scary to know that this kind of mistake still happens.

For more information, here are some links to articles for your reading pleasure:

Nutt, A.E. (2012). “Chatham CVS gives children breast cancer medication in accidental pill mix-up.” The Star-Ledger. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/chatham_cvs_gives_children_bre.html.

Silvius, L. (2012). “Chatham CVS May Have Mixed Cancer Drugs with Fluoride Pills.” Madison Patch. http://madison.patch.com/articles/chatham-cvs-may-have-mixed-cancer-drugs-with-fluoride-pills.

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One Comment to “CVS drug mix-up”

  1. Yes, I remember this. You should give tours! Who was the architect?!

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