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Johnson & Johnson recalls 32 million packs of birth control pills

Johnson & Johnson has issued another massive recall, this time on 32 million packages of birth control pills because of a flaw that could cause unplanned pregnancies. The oral contraceptives are sold in 43 countries around the world, but not in the United States. This recall is one of about 40 the consumer health product giant has issued on everything from over-the-counter medications to artificial hips since 2009. The recall was initiated because quality tests performed on the drugs showed one of the two hormones in the pills was releasing slower than it should. The company said the risk of ... Read More

More birth control pills recalled due to packaging error

More birth control pills are being recalled due to packaging error that may leave women without adequate contraception and at risk for unintended pregnancy. The latest batch of pills are made by Glenmark Generics Inc. USA and involve seven lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg. The recall comes five months after Qualitest Pharmaceuticals announced a massive recall of 1.4 million lots of birth control pills for a similar packaging error. ... Read More