CVS Mixes Up Cancer Pills with Kids’ Pills

A CVS Pharmacy in New Jersey is in trouble with the state Attorney General after it mistakenly distributed breast cancer treatment pills to children instead of fluoride pills they were supposed to receive.

According to CBS News, the pharmacy gave the children Tamoxifen instead of chewable fluoride tablets between December 1, 2011 and February 20, 2012.

Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer in women and men by blocking the female hormone estrogen. Fluoride is used to prevent tooth decay and is usually.

The state attorney general’s consumer affairs division has begun an investigation into the mistake. No injuries have been reported in relation to the drug mix-up.

If you or a loved one has been harmed be a dangerous drug, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a dangerous drugs lawyer may be able to help you.

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