Pregnant Colorado Woman Reportedly Given Abortion Drug in Error

A pregnant Colorado woman says she's outraged that a pharmacist accidentally gave her an abortion drug that could cause miscarriage and birth defects, Fox 31 reports.

Mareena Silver of Fort Lupton, Colo., said she was six weeks pregnant when a Safeway pharmacist gave her a prescription for methotrexate, a drug used to treat cancers, instead of an antibiotic. The drug is also used to end troubled pregnancies.

"I'm angry. But there's not much I can do about it. I just wish I caught it sooner," Silva said in an interview with Fox 31.

Silva said the mix-up occurred when the pharmacist handed her a prescription under a similar name -- Maria Silva.

"I didn't notice it didn't have my name on it because the lady's name is really similar to mine. It's Maria and mine is Mareena," she told the station.

Silver said her "biggest worry" is "the baby being healthy" and "surviving through this whole thing."

Kris Staaf, Safeway's public affairs director, released a statement, saying, "We are very concerned about how this happened and we are conducting a full and complete investigation.

"Safeway has pharmacy systems and processes in place to prevent this kind of occurrence."

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