Posts Tagged 'birth control recall'

FDA: Novartis Unit Recalling Introvale Birth Control Pills

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that a Novartis AG unit is recalling a three-month birth-control regimen sold in the U.S. because of a packing error. The recall involves a birth-control pill called Introvale that is marketed by Sandoz. FDA said the recall, which affects 10 lots distributed between January and May 2012, was prompted by a consumer report of the inactive pills being located in the row labeled week nine.

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Glenmark Generics recalls birth control pills

Glenmark Generics recalled seven lots of birth control pills due to packing them in the wrong order in the supply. The ingredients of the pills are norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. The amount of pills or packages recalled was not announced. According to the company, in some of the packages, pills were not inserted in the proper sequence.

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Pfizer recalls 1 million birth control packets

A birth control manufacturer announced that it has recalled about one million packets of birth control pills due to concerns that they may not effectively prevent pregnancy. Pfizer is recalling 14 lots of its Lo/Ovral-28 pills and 14 lots of its generic norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol pills because they may have been manufactured without the correct number of contraceptive pills, putting users at risk of unintended pregnancy.

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1 Million Birth Control Pill Packs Recalled

Pfizer has recalled 1 million packs of Lo/Ovral-28 and generic norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol birth control pills. The pills, which must be taken in the correct sequence, may be mixed up. Women using the products risk pregnancy and should consult their doctors. Although the pills are made and packaged by Pfizer, they are sold by Akrimax Rx Products and carry the Akrimax name on their labels.

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