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CVS agrees to pay $650,000 after giving customers wrong prescription pills

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CVS agrees to pay $650,000 after giving customers wrong prescription pills
By Star-Ledger Staff
on February 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM, updated February 25, 2013 at 10:16 PM

By Amy Ellis Nutt and Christopher Baxter / STAR-LEDGER STAFF

TRENTON —
Pills for breast cancer patients instead of chewable fluoride tablets for children; a drug for schizophrenia instead of a drug for high blood pressure; pills to fight cholesterol instead of pills to treat diabetes.

These are a few of the errors made by five CVS pharmacies in three New Jersey counties from Dec. 1, 2011, to March 24, 2012, according to a report released today by the state Division of Consumer Affairs.

In announcing that his office had concluded a nearly yearlong investigation into a medication mix-up at a CVS in Chatham last March, State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa disclosed that CVS stores in Budd Lake, Cherry Hill, Rahway and Scotch Plains had collectively filled dozens of incorrect prescriptions by mixing different medications in the same bottles.

All of the incidents apparently occurred last March, with one incident resulting in an emergency room visit.

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