The Mail Online report:

A child was drugged with a heroin substitute intended for an addict after a Boots pharmacist gave her mother the wrong medicine.

Incredibly, the mix up appears to have taken place because staff at London branch said the girl’s mother looked like the addict, and so got the medications confused.

The girl, who should have been prescribed an antibiotic, had six doses of the addict’s methadone before the mistake was uncovered and she was taken to hospital for treatment.

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