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NJ CVS mixed up cancer meds with kids' fluoride

NJ CVS pharmacy distributed breast cancer meds to children instead of fluoride pills By The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ' Company officials say that a CVS pharmacy in northeastern New Jersey has mistakenly distributed pills for the treatment of breast cancer to children instead of the fluoride pills that were prescribed.

CVS said in a statement that it is "deeply sorry for the mistake that occurred" at its Chatham, N.J. pharmacy.

Mike DeAngelis, CVS's director of public relations, said in a statement that the company had contacted or left messages for every family whose child was dispensed a fluoride prescription in the previous 60 days. He says that "most of the families we have spoken to did not indicate that their children received any incorrect pills."

The New Jersey Attorney General said the pharmacy mixed up fluoride tablets with tamoxifen tablets to the children of as many as 50 families.

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