Here are just a few of the CVS prescription error cases that were reported:
- Jenna Marcella was just two-years-old when she received an overdose of Albuterol. Jenna was being treated in Boston for spinal cord cancer when a Charlestown CVS accidentally gave Jenna 10 times the recommended dosage of the drug. Jenna’s mother, Shelly, realized something was wrong in the days following the error; instead of recovering from pneumonia, Jenna developed a rash and became irritable, resulting in more suffering for the immunocompromised child.
- 22-year-old Rebecca Rennison ended up in the emergency room when a dose of Toporol XL caused her to stop breathing. The CVS Pharmacy in Lowell should not have given her the medication at all—her prescription was actually for Topomax, a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. Rennison had been given the right bottle and right label, but the wrong pills. While Rennison received an apology, the district manager promised to look into the matter… but never called her back.
- A woman in Lowell, MA was picking up a prescription for the first time when she received the wrong drug CVS—a mix-up that could have proved fatal if she had not caught it in time.
- A West Bridgewater woman was mistakenly given double the dosage of her multiple sclerosis drug by a Brockton CVS, but escaped injury when the error was spotted by a family member.
- Dawn Carveth of Brockton, MA reported that her local CVS mistakenly gave her mother, a bedridden 65-year-old with multiple sclerosis, double the usual dose of her prescription. “I could have lost my mother over this,” Carveth said, attesting that her mother is only alive because her father spotted the mistake.
As board-certified Texas pharmacy error attorneys, we know that many corporate policies are merely empty promises. It is only by holding pharmacies financially accountable for their mistakes that we can make them take every measure possible to ensure the mistake doesn’t happen again.
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