Time for Plan B?
Nearly 1 million packs of birth control pills are getting recalled by Pfizer in the U.S., because a packaging screwup boosts your chances of pregnancy (via Time). Oy.
The pharmaceutical giant says that women with these sketchy scripts — such as Lo/Ovral-28 tabs and Norgestrel and Estradiol pills, sold as Akrimax Rx — should probably start using backup contraception if they don’t want a kid. The expiration dates are from Jul. 31, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
Here’s what happened: Oral birth control usually features 21 days of hormone-containing doses, and 7 days of hormone-free servings.
This packaging mishap, though, leaves many packages with wacky proportions of these two types of doses, leaving women “without adequate contraception.”