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Birth Control Recall Lawyer

Another batch of birth control pills recalled over packaging error. In the second recall of birth control pills in a month due to faulty packaging, drugmaker Glenmark Generics are recalling an unannounced number because some pills were in the wrong order, the company announced Friday.

The pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Bisnar Chase have been fielding several calls related to defective medications recently, and it seems as though this might be the next product liability disaster. It's the second recall of generic birth control pills announced this month over faulty packaging. Call us toll free at 800-561-4887 if you have been affected by defective birth control pills.

What Went Wrong?

Glenmark, which is based in India, did not say how many pills or packages are being recalled, but said the recall affects seven lots. Glenmark said the pills were distributed between Sept. 21 and Dec. 30. The ingredients of the pills are norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol.

In some packages, blisters of pills were rotated so they were not in the proper sequence. The error also made the lot number and expiration date harder to see, and company said the recall applies to any blister package for which the lot number and expiration date are not visible. At this time, there remains sufficient supply of unaffected lots in the marketplace to support demand, the company said.

A month's supply of birth control pills contains three different medications that are each taken one a day for a week, and a week's worth of inert pills. If the pills are taken out of order, they may not work, which could result in an unplanned pregnancy. Glenmark's pills were intended to be taken in this order: seven off-white tablets, seven light blue tablets and seven blue tablets, followed by a week of green placebo pills (pictured above). When taken properly, birth control pills are nearly 100 percent effective. The packaging defects do not pose any immediate health risks, the company said.

Holding Wrongdoers Accountable

This is the second major recall of birth control pills this month over packaging problems. Pfizer Inc., the largest drug maker in the world, announced a similar recall on Feb. 1. The company pulled 1 million packets of Lo/Ovral-28 and its generic equivalent off the market.

If you believe you have incurred an unwanted pregnancy as a result of this error, then we strongly suggest you take a moment right now to contact a Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys at 800-561-4887 or fill out the contact form on this page.

Victims of defective medications have the right to pursue legal action against their products manufacturer, as well as receive compensation for their injuries. There is a limited amount of time available to file a claim, so speaking with a medical products liability attorney immediately is in your best interest.


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