I was seen in ER in February for high blood pressure and prescribed norvasc. Today at my pc doctors appt for a physical exam I describe these symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, and sluggishness, headaches, and nausea. When she goes over my list of prescriptions the error is discovered that I have been taking the pain killer norco for a month instead of the prescribed blood pressure medication norvasc. I called the pharmacy and they confirmed their error.
In my opinion this would not be an economically viable case to pursue.
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It is extremely strange that anyone in the pharmacy would replace a common generic blood pressure pill with a Schedule II controlled substance that is in a class of drugs (opioids) that are the most heavily counted and monitored in the pantheon of pharmaceuticals available in the US. But without substantial damages, there may not be a viable claim to prosecute.
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Call me as I have handled many cases against pharmacies for issuing prescriptions negligently.
In addition you should make sure you take a photo of the bottle and dates of prescription along with a photo of your dr's script order-
My number is 3014813846
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