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Mother Discovers Shocking Truth That CVS Made Prescription Error Twice

David W. Hodges
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Numerous Prescription Medicine BottlesWhen trying to care for a sick child, many of us find ourselves heading to the local pharmacy to have a prescription medication filled. When doing so, we rely on the expertise and diligence of the pharmacist and his or her staff with regard to their efforts to fill the prescription. Unfortunately, however, mistakes during the medication filling process can and do occur. One family discovered this the hard way when a CVS pharmacy gave her the wrong prescription drug not just once, but twice.

Overview of the CVS Prescription Drug Error

Certainly, one experience with a prescription drug error is more than enough for anyone to endure. The fact that this has happened twice to the same family at the same CVS pharmacy is even more shocking. The following is a helpful overview of what took place:

  1. The first time the medication error occurred, Vanessa Gilbertson had picked up a prescription for her seven-year-old daughter.

  2. After picking up the prescription, she noticed that the manufacturer’s label on the bottle read “Amoxicillin.”

  3. However, the CVS label that had been placed over it referred to the medication as “Ibuprofen.”

  4. At this point, Vanessa realized that she had been given the wrong medication, told the pharmacy, and accepted the manager’s apology.

  5. The second time the medication error occurred, Vanessa was picking up a prescription for her five-month-old baby to treat vomiting.

  6. She gave the baby nine separate doses of the medication without seeing any noticeable effect.

  7. After inspecting the label closely, she saw that the medication had expired a month earlier.

If you were given the wrong medication, it is important to contact an attorney for legal guidance. We are here to provide the help and guidance that you require. We encourage you to contact us today for a consultation at 888-526-7616.


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