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Pharmacy Gives Patient Wrong Medication

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NYU Medical Center is being sued by a liver transplant patient for $2 million in damages. The suit alleges the hospital’s pharmacy is responsible for a prescription error.

In court documents, the patient, 56, states he was given the wrong medication which caused his hepatitis condition to worsen. The pharmacy gave him HIV medication, when his intended prescription was for hepatitis C medication.

The patient received a liver transplant in 1996, the prescription error was made on January 18, 2006. The patient requested Rebetol and the Pharmacist gave him Reyataz, according to court papers.

The lawsuit says he received a letter two months later, from the hospital pharmacy, saying he had been given medication from a mislabeled bottle.