Birth Control Pills Recalled — Because They Don’t Prevent Pregnancy!

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birth control recallRecalls of all stripes may make any parent and mother uneasy, but a recent one by Pfizer may have moms and the childless in equal panic. The company announced late last night that it is recalling 28 lots of birth control pills not because of health risks, but because they don’t contain enough contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. Quick, go check that blister pack!

Reuters reports that Pfizer developed 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets that are short on those special active ingredients. The pills were created by Pfizer and marketed by Akrimax Pharmaceuticals. The blister packs have since gone nationwide to who knows how many warehouses and clinics.

The company recommends that women “begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately,” which is perhaps the most ominous statement I’ve ever seen in a press release. All kinds of lawsuits are bound to come out of this considerable lapse in quality control.

Heed this warning ladies and spread the word to daughters, mothers, sisters and friends everywhere!

(photo: David Dea /