This is not the kind of recall you want to wake up to.
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a company responsible for distributing generic birth control pills to women across the county, may have made a little, tiny, wee mistake that could change your life.
Here's what happened, according to a company statement: "The recall is being implemented because of a packaging error, where 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...As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy. "
In other words, you could be taking the wrong pills at the wrong times and that's not good.
The company has contacted the pharmacies that distributed the following mislabeled brands of pills: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem,
They're also urging those pill users to consult with their pharmacist or a health care provider immediately. That's a corporate, legally-responsible way of saying "take a pregnancy test, like now." Thanks 99 percent effective oral contraception. I guess this is one of those 1 percent moments.
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