Some of you may be getting some news in a few weeks thanks to faulty pills.
Pfizer Inc. is recalling about a million packages of two types of birth-control pills because they might not contain enough pills with active ingredients, raising the risk of an unplanned pregnancy.
The tablets were manufactured and packaged by Pfizer but are labeled and sold under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand. Pfizer is recalling 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. The expiration dates on the products range from July 31, 2013, to March 31, 2014.
The company said, in a statement late Tuesday, that some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence. The cause of the packing error was identified and corrected, the company said in the statement.
However, it wasn’t immediately clear how widespread the packaging problem was or whether any women became pregnant. Pfizer couldn’t immediately provide information about how many birth-control pills may have been packaged incorrectly. A Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman said the agency was continuing to look into the birth-control pill recall but also didn’t have additional information.
The birth-control pills are packaged in blister packs containing 21 tablets of active ingredients and seven tablets of inert ingredients. Pfizer said the daily regimen for the recalled oral contraceptives might be incorrect and leave women without adequate contraception. A list of the recalled products is available on the Pfizer website at http://www.pfizer.com.
You should DEFINITELY go to that website right now and check things out to make sure your handful of pills aren’t on the list. Or you could always use protection anyway to make sure you don’t get effed up and caught in something serious. Because, y’know, even if you’re not having babies, you can still get some serious diseases in your nethers. And say no to drugs, kids.