Bipolar medicine mistakenly handed out to trick-or-treat children Canadian pharmacy accidentally mixed the silver pills in with their sweets 38 103 0 0 141 Email Children play trick or treat on Halloween Children play trick or treat on Halloween Photo: Alamy Harriet Alexander By Harriet Alexander, New York8:53PM GMT 01 Nov 2015Follow Children in Canada roaming the streets for Halloween got more than they bargained for when a pharmacy mistakenly gave them bipolar pills instead of sweets. The children went into a pharmacy in Quebec City during a “trick or treat” tour of the neighbourhood. But a customer had just dropped her son’s bipolar medicine on the floor, and left without realising. Another customer at the pharmacy picked up the silver-wrapped capsules, and put them on the counter. And when children came into the shop, Canadian channel CBC reported that the medicine was mixed up inside the sweet basket. “So, unfortunately, we don’t know how, an employee just mixed it with the candy by accident and distributed it to the kids,” said Constable Melissa Cliche, of the Quebec City police. Seven pills, each wrapped in an individual blister package, were given to trick-or-treating children. Police said the pills were not dangerous, but if ingested they could produce minor side effects such as trembling, nausea and drowsiness. It was not clear whether the children had consumed the pills. Follow @telegraphnews 38 103 0 0 141 Email Promoted stories Ever Googled Yourself? A Popular Website Reveals More Than Major Search Engines Ever Googled Yourself? 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Bipolar medicine mistakenly handed out to trick-or-treat children
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Children in Canada roaming the streets for Halloween got more than they bargained for when a pharmacy mistakenly gave them bipolar pills instead of sweets.
The children went into a pharmacy in Quebec City during a “trick or treat” tour of the neighbourhood.
But a customer had just dropped her son’s bipolar medicine on the floor, and left without realising. Another customer at the pharmacy picked up the silver-wrapped capsules, and put them on the counter. And when children came into the shop, Canadian channel CBC reported that the medicine was mixed up inside the sweet basket.
“So, unfortunately, we don’t know how, an employee just mixed it with the candy by accident and distributed it to the kids,” said Constable Melissa Cliche, of the Quebec City police.
Seven pills, each wrapped in an individual blister package, were given to trick-or-treating children.
Police said the pills were not dangerous, but if ingested they could produce minor side effects such as trembling, nausea and drowsiness.
It was not clear whether the children had consumed the pills.
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