Birth Control Recall

Some 1.4-million packages of birth control pills are being recalled because of a packaging error. Qualitest Pharmaceuticals says women could unintentionally become pregnant after taking the affected oral contraceptives.

   According to CNN, some of the blisters inside the pillbox were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation. Because of this, the daily regimen may be incorrect and could leave women at risk for unwanted pregnancy.

   Qualitest recommends women who have been taking the affected pills to begin using a non-hormonal form of birth control and talk with their doctor or pharmacist. Pharmacies are contacting women who received the faulty packaged pills.

   The recall affects: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Glidess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem.