Walgreen's pharmacy in Newark gives girl wrong medicine

A Newark family is looking for answers after a 9-year-old disabled girl was given the wrong medication by a Walgreen's pharmacy in Newark. Loretta Robinson says her granddaughter, Dajah Simms, has to

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2012, 3:08 AM

Updated 4,292 days ago

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Walgreen's pharmacy in Newark gives girl wrong medicine
A Newark family is looking for answers after a 9-year-old disabled girl was given the wrong medication by a Walgreen's pharmacy in Newark.
Loretta Robinson says her granddaughter, Dajah Simms, has to take medication for muscle spasms.
After taking her medication this past week, the family became concerned because Dajah was unresponsive.
As it turns out, Dajah was prescribed dicyclomine, a medicine for irritable bowel syndrome.
Dajah recovered, but her loved ones say that because of her disability, this mix-up could have cost them dearly.
A Walgreen's spokesperson says the pharmacy chain does have a multi-step process to prevent human error when filling prescriptions, and that they will investigate the incident.


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