Pfizer pharmaceutical yesterday announced a major recall of certain birth control pills in the United States because they may not prevent pregnancy.
The company has said while there is no health risk to the women who have the pills, they are urging they use a non-hormonal pregnancy prevention method IMMEDIATELY for those taking:
Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and
Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.
Reuters reported the recall involved about 1 million packets of pills, amounting to 14 lots of each tablet.
“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,” the company said in a statement on its website.
A company named Akrimax Pharmaceuticals marketed the pills that were distributed to warehouses, clinics and retail drug stores and other stores nationwide, Pfizer said.