Important news from Tiffany Hsu at The LA Times!:
In a terrifying bit of news for women trying to avoid pregnancy, Pfizer Inc. is recalling roughly a million packets of birth control pills that may have inaccurate tablet counts that could also be out of sequence.
Though the mistake won’t cause health risks, Pfizer said in a statement that “the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy.”
Packs of Lo/Ovral-28 and generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol pills, labeled under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand, are supposed to have 21 “active” pills with contraceptive hormones and seven “inert” placebos.
For a complete list of affected lot numbers, click here.