You Might Be Pregnant! Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Birth Control Packs

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Time for Plan B?

Nearly 1 million packs of birth control pills are getting recalled by Pfizer in the U.S., because a packaging screwup boosts your chances of pregnancy (via Time). Oy.

The pharmaceutical giant says that women with these sketchy scripts -- such as Lo/Ovral-28 tabs and Norgestrel and Estradiol pills, sold as Akrimax Rx -- should probably start using backup contraception if they don't want a kid. The expiration dates are from Jul. 31, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

Here's what happened: Oral birth control usually features 21 days of hormone-containing doses, and 7 days of hormone-free servings.

This packaging mishap, though, leaves many packages with wacky proportions of these two types of doses, leaving women "without adequate contraception."

So if you are taking these meds and do not want to be an accidental mom, start using non-hormonal birth control immediately ( such as our fair city's condom.)


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7 comments
 Ms. Diarrhea
Ms. Diarrhea

I  might be WHAT? And just when Ithought it was a good idea to re-helium my heels. PREGNANT! And I've been throwing my feet sky high. Pfizer bite my snach!

Nyree
Nyree

Yeah.   A young friend of mine in the USA has already fallen pregnant because of this.  And her situation and existing medication means there is great risk to the fetus.  She never, ever wanted to have babies because of that, and was absolutely scrupulous about taking the pill correctly and consistently. So is Pfizer going to compensate her?  They'd better start putting together a very large compensation fund.

Bob Hart
Bob Hart

WOW..unbelievable...some bros out their are gonna be veeryy veerry upset  ...good time 4 a hilarious condom commercial? :P http://www.peeje.com/entertain... ...BAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHA...STICK TO CONDOMS FOLKS!!!

zenghooo
zenghooo

This is a very good deal wow.Total-Privacy dot US

Victoriabekiempis
Victoriabekiempis

Hi Nyree -- would you mind maybe e-mailing me? I'd like to talk to your friend.

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