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BIRTH CONTROL PILL RECALL
POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM
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      A packing error has prompted US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to recall more than one million
      packets of birth control pills. The drug maker said Tuesday that.


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POSTED BYO EIZ N THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM




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                                                                 A “packing error”  h a s p r o m p t e d U S
                                                                 pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to recall more
                                                                 than one million packets of birth control
                                                                 pills. The drug maker said Tuesday that
                                                                 while the packaging defects do not pose
                                                                 any immediate health threats, the
                                                                 mistakes could leave women at risk for
      unintended pregnancy.


      According to a press release by the company, the birth control pill recall affects 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-
      28 tablets and 14 lots of generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets with expiration dates
      ranging between July 31, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Both products are manufactured by Pfizer and
      marketed in the U.S. by Akrimax Rx Products.


      The pills come in blister packs of 28 pills from which each dose must be taken in sequence. A
      Pfizer investigation found that some packs have the wrong number of pills, and the pills may be out
      of order.


      Each pack normally contains 21 white pills with an active ingredient and seven pink pills that are
      inert. But women who take inert pills on days they should be taking active ones may not get the
      contraceptive effect they want, and should be aware of the signs of early pregnancy.


      The drug company is encouraging anyone who has used the affected tablets to begin using a non-
      hormonal form of contraception immediately. Pfizer also advised users to return the product to the
      pharmacy.


      “Any adverse events that may be related to the use of these products should be reported to Akrimax
      Medical Information at 1-877-509-3935 (8 AM to 7 PM Mon-Fri CST) or to FDA’s Med Watch
      Program either online, by regular mail or by fax,” noted Pfizer.


      For more information on the Pfizer birth control pill recall, including the lot numbers of affected

				
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Description: Birth Control Pill Recall - Tom Murphy, AP Birth control pills are known to be nearly 100 percent effective when taken properly, but a recall of the drugs could send a shudder through women of childbearing age. Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, has recalled about 1 ...