Pfizer tapped into women’s worst nightmares all around the country on Tuesday when it announced a recall on 1.4 million packages of birth control pills.
Apparently, a packaging error on Lo/Ovral-28, Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol meant that the pills “may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence,” according to Pfizer’s press release.
The pills were distributed to clinics, pharmacies and warehouses all across the U.S.inspection failures, according to a company spokesperson.
Pfizer has promised that the defects do not “pose any immediate health risks,” but that consumers exposed to the affected packaging “should being using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately.” Might be a little late, Pfizer. There’s no such thing as the “Five or Six Day After Pill.” If only.
In fact, the recall could potentially lead to a whole slew of lawsuits from unhappy baby-mommas across the country.
In 2011, a label mix-up led Pfizer to announce another recall of its generic citalopram antidepressant and its generic prostate drug finasteride.