Pfizer Recalls One Million Packs of Lo/Ovral-28 Birth Control

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 2-Feb-2012

Pfizer Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world, announced a recall for 1 million packs of Lo/Ovral-28 birth control, as well as generic brands of the drug, after a manufacturing flub ordered the pills incorrectly.

Seven placebo pills are combined with 21 pills containing active ingredients to protect women from unwanted pregnancy. The improperly ordered pack of pills, manufactured by Pfizer, could potentially decrease the protection offered to women, who could possibly take the pills in the wrong order.

Though the results of the mix-up could have a serious effect on women who think they are protected from pregnancy, Pfizer was unaware of the flawed packaging until they received a call about odd pill ordering from a consumer.

Although the company estimates only 30 packs of pills may have been affected by the problematic packaging, the announcement has provoked worry among women, considering the reliability of their birth control, whether their brands were affected by the recall or not.

Affected packs have expiration dates between July 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014. See FDA for lot numbers.

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