Packaging Error Leads to Recall on Birth Control Pills

According to a report from CNN, a packaging error leads to a voluntary recall from Qualitest Pharmaceuticals on 1.4 million packages containing birth control pills. If you are suffering the consequences from a defective drug, seek legal guidance to see if you may be eligible to file a claim.  These packages were distributed the past year to pharmacists and consumers. The problem is that the weekly dose orientation may be reversed, hiding the pills’ expiration date and lot number. Therefore, the daily intake for the birth control pills could be incorrect. This may result in adequate contraception and the potential for unwanted pregnancy.

The birth control products that are affected by this recall include the following:

  • Cyclafem 7/7/7;
  • Cyclafem 1/35;
  • Emoquette;
  • Gildess FE 1.5/30;
  • Gildess FE 1/20;
  • Orsythia;
  • Previfem; and
  • Tri-Previfem.

Consumers are urged to consult with their healthcare provider or pharmacist as soon as possible, and begin taking a non-hormonal type of birth control pill or barrier protection.  When you are facing the damaging consequences as a result of taking a defective drug, then you could be entitled to compensation. You should speak with to your New York defective drug attorney as soon as possible about filing a claim.

Contacting a New York Defective Drug Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a defective drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective drug attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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