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Arizona Teenager Receives Cancer Medication Instead of Painkillers

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Posted on Dec 29, 2011

A 16-year-old in Mesa, Arizona narrowly avoided serious side effects after a pharmacy gave out the wrong medication. 

Sean O’Connor was supposed to receive pain medication for his recent wisdom tooth extraction.  Sean had taken 17 of the pills the pharmacy gave him before the pharmacy called four days later to tell him they had made a mistake. 

Instead of painkillers, Sean had been taking chemotherapy drugs. 

“There was another guy at the pharmacy with my name … another Sean O’Connor, who apparently had cancer,” Sean remarked to the media. 

Sean had a medical examination following the error which found his blood pressure was slightly elevated, but he was otherwise unharmed.  If he had taken the drug longer, however, he could have suffered sterility.  

“I think it would be hard to get older and never have kids,” Sean said.

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