American drug retail chain CVS Caremark confirmed that a pharmacy error led one of its New Jersey pharmacies to distribute breast cancer medication to children instead of fluoride pills.
A statement released by the company revealed that the error occurred at a pharmacy store in Chatham and that breast cancer drug Tamoxifen was distributed instead of chewable fluoride tablets which is meant for children's teeth. The wrong pills were distributed to around 50 families between December 1 and February 20.
The company added that it has contacted all the families who had a prescription with 0.5 mg fluoride and apologized for the mistake. An investigation will be carried out to ascertain why the error took place though the company said that not many parents expressed concern that their children might have been given the wrong pills.