Surrey man alleges pharmacy incorrectly filled prescriptions

A Surrey man is suing his pharmacy, claiming that it did not accurately fill a prescription and, instead, gave him medicine that worsened his condition.

A Surrey man is suing his pharmacy, claiming that it did not accurately fill a prescription and, instead, gave him medicine that worsened his condition.

Albert Guban Fresnido filed a notice of civil claim in BC Supreme Court on November 20 against Amstar Enterprises Inc., which did business as the Medicine Shoppe, the Medicine Shoppe Canada Corp.

He is also suing Ashraf Kassam, who is the president of Amstar, and a John Doe.

Fresnido alleges that in either January or February 2012, he contracted with Amstar to provide him with prescription medication necessary to treat bipolar and other psychiatric disorders he suffers from.

He further alleges that “on at least two occasions” Amstar pharmacists “incorrectly filled” prescriptions and instead of the medication that Fresnido needed, he was given prednisone tablets. That medication, Fresnido alleges, “is known to exacerbate the plaintiff’s psychiatric conditions.”

He took the tablets and his condition worsened, he alleges. He suffered from significant mania and had to be hospitalized, he notes in his statement of claim.

“As a result of his mania, he spent significant amounts of money on unreasonable investments with no prospects for the return of capital,” he said in his notice of civil claim.

As a result, he is seeking damages as well as special damages including, without restriction, lost investments and expenditures owed to the B.C. government for medical costs.

None of the allegations has been proven in court.

No statement of defence had been filed by press time.

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