Birth Control Pills Recalled, May Lead to Unintended Pregnancy

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Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has announced a voluntary recall of several lots of their birth control pills due to a packaging error, according to news sources.

Select pill packaging was rotated within the packaging to obscure the lot number and expiration date, as well as reversing the weekly tablet order. Consequently, the daily regimen for the pill could be inaccurate, leading to ineffectiveness of the contraceptive and possible unintentional pregnancies.

The following products are subject to recall: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem, Tri-Previfem.

While this defect will not adversely affect the health of consumers, the company has recommended using a non-hormonal form of birth control and to contact their pharmacist.

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