Woman Faces Miscarriage After Abortion Pill Mix-Up
FORT LUPTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman who is six weeks pregnant says a pharmacist at a grocery store mistakenly gave her an abortion drug instead of an antibiotic and now she fears she will lose her unborn child.
Mareena Silva tells Denver’s KMGH-TV that the pharmacist at the Safeway in Fort Lupton gave her methotrexate last week. The drug, intended for another woman, is used in chemotherapy and to terminate early-stage pregnancies.
Silva says she took a pill and checked the bottle after becoming sick. She was rushed to the hospital.
Doctors say Silva could miscarry or have a baby with birth defects.
A woman at Silva’s apartment Tuesday said she’s not talking to the media.
Safeway says it has apologized to Silva and will pay medical expenses resulting from the mistake.
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