Walgreens Must Pay Millions Over Prescription Error

Law360, New York (August 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a blow to Walgreens Co., a Florida jury has ordered the pharmaceutical giant to shell out $25.8 million to the family of a deceased cancer patient who suffered a devastating stroke after one of the company's pharmacy technicians made a key prescription mistake.

On Friday, a Polk County Circuit Court jury awarded Beth Hippely's family tens of millions of dollars as recompense for a Walgreens worker's crucial error regarding her prescription for the blood thinner Warfarin.

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