1.4 Million Birth Control Pills Recalled

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The following is a Public Service Announcement: Your birth control pills may not be working.

The ironically named Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall on 8 types of birth control pills that were found to have been incorrectly packed and, therefore, potentially ineffective.

From Parenting.com:

The recall includes the following products—the lot numbers can be found on the bottom of the box or the individual blister card:

• Cyclafem(TM) 7/7/7
• Cyclafem(TM) 1/35
• Emoquette(TM)
• Gildess® FE 1.5/30
• Gildess® FE 1/20
• Orsythia(TM)
• Previfem ®
• Tri-Previfem®

CBS reports that 1.4 million packages were included in the recall, so even if you or your partner were not affected, please spread the word — chances are someone you know is.

For more information, read the original post at Parenting.com and see the full recall on the FDA website.