Recently, Pfizer, the US pharmaceutical giant, recalled an estimated one million packets of birth control pills. They were recalled over a packaging error that could put women at risk of an unintentional pregnancy.
The pills may be improperly arranged so that inactive pills are taken at the wrong time in the monthly cycle. About half of the pills were the brand name Lo/Ovral-28 and the other half were generic norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets.
“An investigation by Pfizer found that some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence,” Pfizer said in a statement.
“As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy.”
The pills were manufactured and packaged by Pfizer in New York state and commercialized by Akrimax Rx Products under the Akrimax brand name in the United States. Do you have a birth control recall issue?