B.C. man hospitalized after pharmacy accidentally gives him powerful opioid

A Burnaby man is lucky to be alive after being given the wrong prescription medication at his pharmacy.

Shelly Norton says her husband Barry is still in the ICU at Burnaby Hospital and is sharing his story in the hopes of preventing anything like it from ever happening again.

It happened on Saturday, when Barry went to pick up antibiotics for a dental procedure from a Shopper Drug Mart on Kingsway.

He was given a small cup of pills at the pharmacy, and told to take them at the counter, Shelly said.

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