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Pfizer Issues Birth Control Recall

Packages may contain the wrong number of active pills or pills in the wrong order.

Pfizer Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 1 million birth control packs after discovering that some blister packs may have the wrong number of active or inactive tablets, and that the tablets may be out of order.

Pfizer said that the error could leave women without adequate contraception and could put them at risk for unwanted pregnancy. However, the packaging defects do not pose an immediate health risk.

The drug company has identified 14 lots of Lo/Ovral tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.

The drug company is encouraging anyone who has used the affected tablets to begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately. Anyone with affected products should tell their doctor and return the package to their pharmacy.

The affected packages contain 21 active tablets and seven inactive tablets. To see the affected lot numbers, see Pfizer's website.

Pfizer said in a statement that the error was corrected immediately after it was discovered and officials have investigated the issue.

Any adverse affects that may be related to the use of these products should be reported to Akrimax Medical Information at 1-877-509-3935 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday or to the FDA's Med Watch Program's website.

Tom Stephan February 02, 2012 at 05:57 PM
J.T., Did you forget to capitalize "you" at the beginning of your first sentence? And speaking of commas, have you forgotten the "comma-but" rule? A nice, compound sentence connected by "but" always gets the comma at the end of the first clause, then the word "but" introduces the next clause. I'm sure both were just typos on your part. This is fun! Obviously, retired English teachers have way too much time on their hands! TMS
Anne and George Karavantas February 02, 2012 at 06:14 PM
This is a serious women's issue regarding health and long term obligations, but the male perspective is all about grammer. Go figure.
Tom Stephan February 02, 2012 at 06:24 PM
O.M.G.!! You can't be serious with your accusation, A & G. We wouldn't have read the article if we didn't find it a serious issue. We're have a little fun with the trappings of writing, not the substance of the article. Oh, by the way, you misspelled "grammAr." Just thought you'd like to know. Emperor's New Clothes and all.........
Tom Stephan February 02, 2012 at 06:31 PM
That should have been "having" in the second line! I was so fired up that I typed too fast.
Amanda Harnocz February 02, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Let's stay on topic please. Thanks everyone!

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