Nationwide recall of Pfizer birth control

Yesterday, 1 million 28-pill packs of Lo/Ovral-28 and generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradoil brand birth control were recalled by pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc.

According to Pfizer officials, the recalled birth control packs could potentially have the incorrect ratio of hormone pills to sugar pills because of a packaging error that has since been fixed.  The packs should have 21 hormone pills and 7 sugar pills.

If oral contraceptives are not taken in the correct amount, order, or at the same time every day, their ability to prevent pregnancy decreases.  As a result, packages that do not contain the correct amounts of pills put women at greater risk of accidental pregnancy.

Pfizer issued a statement about the recall that reads, “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.  These packaging defects do not pose any immediate health risks.”

Women who rely on the recalled birth control products to prevent pregnancy should begin using other contraception immediately.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by a defective or recalled pharmaceutical product, contact the Detroit drug recall attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C. at 866-644-6587 to learn more about how we can help you.