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Breast cancer drug mix-up with children’s meds

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Posted at 11:50 PM, Mar 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-04 23:51:42-05

A drug mix-up at a New Jersey CVS store between December first and February 20 results in cancer medicine swapped for children’s fluoride tablets.

Instead of receiving chewable fluoride tablets, as many as 50 families were given "Tamoxifen,” a serious drug used to treat breast cancer in women and men The drug stops the production of estrogen.

The store has apologized and alerted all affected families.

A pharmaceutical representative said the children won`t likely suffer any health problems.

In a statement, CVS said they are working to determine how the mix-up happened.