CVS Fills Another Wrong Prescription

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 11:04 pm
By: News 9

By Dave Jordan, NEWS 9

YUKON, Oklahoma -- Earlier this week, a family discovered a mistake on their baby's prescription filled by the Yukon CVS.

Another child was wrongly prescribed an anti-depressant by the same CVS.

The 11-year-old made the discovery after she poured out her medication and noticed the pills were a different size.

According to the family, the pharmacist put two separate medicines in the same bottle.

"They asked me what the pill looked like and I described it," the child's mother Heather Orman said.

The girl was taking three pills a day, more than three times the recommended dosage for adults and she has to continue taking them, at least for now.

She's weaning herself off of it to avoid side effects.

CVS released this statement:

"We extend our sincere apologies to the Orman family. ... We are fully investigating how these recent incidents occurred in our Yukon pharmacy. We take these matters very seriously and we are taking corrective actions at the store to prevent a further occurrence."

The Orman's have hired an attorney and are awaiting lab tests to see how long their daughter will have to continue taking the antidepressant.

The CVS in question has no disciplinary action filed against it.

Experts said you should always double check your prescription and your pill bottle.