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CVS Pays $650,000 After Several New Jersey Medication Errors Were Made

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Posted on Apr 07, 2013

After several CVS pharmacy errors were made by five different New Jersey based CVS pharmacies last year—resulting in one emergency room visit—CVS has agreed to pay $650,000 to compensate for the wrong prescription pills being given to patients. Some of the wrong medications included:

  • Pills for breast cancer patients instead of chewable fluoride tablets for children
  • A drug to treat schizophrenia instead of a drug for high blood pressure
  • Cholesterol fighting pills instead of pills for diabetes

The errors listed above are just a few of the mistakes that CVS pharmacies in three New Jersey counties made from December 1, 2011, to March 24, 2012. After these mix-ups, the New Jersey State Attorney General’s office conducted almost a yearlong investigation into a pharmacy error at a CVS in Chatham. Investigators determined that the pharmacy “had improperly dispensed prescription containers containing commingled medications to its customers.” Also, State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa recently disclosed that CVS pharmacies in Budd Lake, Cherry Hill, Rahway and Scotch Plains had collectively filled prescriptions by mixing different medications in the same bottles.

Following these pharmacy errors, an agreement was made between the state of New Jersey and CVS on February 20, 2013. CVS agreed to improve quality assurance and to pay $650,000 for a public education program. Also, CVS agreed to retrain its staff, improve the way staff monitored prescriptions to make sure they are filled accurately, and give customers color images of medications so that patients know what the pills should look like.

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