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A six-weeks-pregnant woman in Colorado says a pharmacist at Safeway mistakenly gave her an abortion pill, instead of an antibiotic prescribed by her doctor.

Mareena Silva went directly to the hospital, after taking the pill and becoming immediately sick, she tells KMGH-TV.


Safeway has apologized to Silva and will pay medical expenses resulting from the mistake.

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Buy xanax without prescription February 8, 2011, 9:02 PM

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Caitlin February 8, 2011, 10:55 PM

I hope she sues. I am not a sue happy person but this poor Mama deserves millions. This mistake most likely KILLED her baby.

Brenden February 8, 2011, 11:36 PM

I agree i hope she sues for alot of money because this mistake is outrages & disgusting.

Jody February 9, 2011, 4:11 AM

Suing for any amount of money, much less millions will accomplish what? How many Dr’s prescribe ONE antibiotic pill? It’s up to the patient to talk to the pharmacy about ANY new medication. Being proactive in your own health care and taking personal responsibility lies soley on the individual.

Amy February 9, 2011, 8:16 AM

Jody…except this individual doesn’t have a pharmacy/medical degree. I agree she could have payed more attention, but the responsibility lies with the pharmacists who gave her the wrong prescription. She should sue because Safeway needs to understand there are consequences to hiring people who aren’t going to take their job seriously and carefully, who end up giving people life-threatening medication. Also if it was your child I think you would be singing a completely different tune —

Adam February 10, 2011, 8:34 PM

I am a third year pharmacy student and when I hear about stuff like this it is absolutely crushing. She definitely has the right to sue and express her outrage no doubt about that. The pharmacist made a tragic mistake and he must take the consequences for that. But want I want to get out to people is that pharmacists are bound to make mistakes sometimes and most are truly unintentional. Most pharmacists I have encountered are excellent, responsible people who care enormous amounts for their patients. I am encouraging a lot of my peers to read this article and learn from it so that this tragedy, or any tragic occurence for that matter, will never happen on any of our watches.

XXXX February 11, 2011, 8:03 AM

I smell a lawsuit

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