(Closed) Birth control pill RECALL!

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper

Yikes!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, that’s awful.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wowza!!!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is my pill!

It was a very scarey pharmacy experience!!

However fortunately , I did not get pregnant .But I nearly shit a brick when I wen’t to get my refill and the pharmacist said my pills were recalled. The worse part was she just told me oh ” it was an issue with packagine or something” ( like i was not in any danger) and I just figured it was nothing. When I turned the news on the other night , I was like UMMM WOW! It was a little bit more than a packaging error…how about wrong dosages.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not saying this isn’t very bad, but really, I would notice if I had the wrong color pills in the wrong slots. I don’t take this specific one, but I know where the different colored inactive pills belong and how many there should be, so if my pack was wrong, I would notice the second I opened it. 

So really, I would think most people would notice this before they could get pregnant, but maybe not. I do take my pill in the dark most mornings, but I look at it when I open the package. It would be interesting to see what comes of it (like, will we hear stories about a bunch of unintended pregnancies?)

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@foodnerd81:  I thought the dosages within the pills were wrong. I don’t know its all really sketchy!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Eva Peron:  Hmm, I thought it was just that the pills were put in the wrong slots, if that makes sense, so the dosages were wrong in the sense that you might get 22 pink and 6 white instead of 21/7, or the order was wrong, like the inactive were in the middle. In which case, yes, you could still get pregnant, but you would see it at least. But I’m not actually sure…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

From the article: 

So Pfizer is recalling two kinds of oral contraceptives because some packages had the pills in the wrong order. Others had the wrong number of different pill types in the packages. 

So yeah, i think you could just tell visually that they were wrong. It’s still messed up.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I was part of a recall and same thing–“oh, it is a packaging error.”  Yeah, if by packaging error you mean “we SHOULD have written these pills are totally F*ed up so don’t take them!”

I was so angry that they denied it and lied to my face even after I had done the research and went back the next month.  My recall was over the wrong dosage getting put in the pills (too low)!  Uh, ya think that’s a problem more than the cosmetic packaging you claim? 

I wondered whether they would cover the cost of a pregnancy, but since they LIED AND COVERED IT UP if you got pregnant and never went back for more pills how would you have known?  At least this recall seems to be getting press coverage.  I HATE HATE HATE with the passion of a thousand suns the pharma and health care companies.

 

 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just looked at my pill numbers and experation dates to the lots recalled and I took a whole fucking month of botched pills! I want to scream and cry.

I am on the generic .I know to take only the active ( white pills) and the pink ones are the placebo pills for me. Even if they were in the wrong order, I would know by looking how to compensate.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Eva Peron:  I’d talk to your doctor. If I heard it right, not ALL packs from the batches were wrong, it’s just that all the wrong packs were in those batches. So yours very well may have been fine, but still, time to get the real story from a doctor, not the news version or some uninformed person like me talking about it! Hopefully yours were still fine…

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@foodnerd81:  Yes, your right will do!

Thanfully my pills looked normal, as in all the colors were in the correct place. And I’m not pregnant. I guess I just feel violated and weary of any future pills! Rant over lol

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Since people were talking about what Pfizer would be responsible for if there was an unintended pregnancy: 

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2012/02/pfizer_recall_can_women_sue_the_maker_of_defective_birth_control_pills_for_the_cost_of_an_unintended_pregnancy_.html 

 

I also read that there were probably only 30 affected packs, but they recalled the whole batches just in case. 

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