Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birth Control Pill Recall

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, an oral contraceptive manufacturer, has announced a recall of several varieties of birth control pills due to a packaging error that may be affecting users' dosage schedules.

In the affected birth control pill packages, the card used to track dosage is misaligned and may result in women taking the hormone-free "filler" pills on days when they should be taking active pills. "Select blisters were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiry date no longer visible," a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statement says.

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