Product News and Recalls

Pharmacy mixes up breast cancer drug, children’s fluoride

As many as 50 families may have been affected by a New Jersey CVS Pharmacy’s mixup of children’s fluoride prescriptions, and the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, the Chatham Courier reports.

According to the newspaper, parents who had their children’s fluoride prescriptions filled at the Chatham, N.J., location are between Dec. 20 and Feb. 20 are being asked to check that the pill bottles don’t contain tamoxifen.

The paper quotes a CVS spokesman as saying the company is “deeply sorry for the mistake.”

See the story here: http://newjerseyhills.com/chatham_courier/news/chatham-pharmacy-mistakenly-mixed-kids-fluoride-cancer-pills/article_76a6081e-63da-11e1-abff-0019bb2963f4.html