A birth control mix up could cause women taking hormonal contraceptives to become unintentionally pregnant.
Pfizer is recalling nearly a million birth control pills of the brand Lo/Ovral-38 and its generic forms norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. It is common for placebos to be packaged with the contraceptives, except in this case an error in the sequence could cause the contraceptives to become significantly weakened, increasing the risk of pregnancy.
Women who believe they have a defective birth control package are strongly encouraged to start using non-hormonal contraceptives immediately. The placebo mix up is not believed to cause harm to the baby should a pregnancy occur.
If you have been the victim of a defective pharmaceutical product or a pharmaceutical error, contact the Stevens Point defective pharmaceutical product lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.