Pfizer Recalls 28 Lots Of Birth Control Pills

     WASHINGTON (AP) – Pfizer Inc. is recalling 28 lots of birth
control pills after uncovering a packaging error that could leave
women with an inadequate dose of the hormone-based drugs and raise
the risk that they will get pregnant accidentally.
      The drugs are marketed by Akrimax Products under the brand
Lo/Ovral-28 and generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.
      Pfizer found that some packets of the drugs had too many active
tablets, while others had too few. Oral birth control products use
a series of 21 drug tablets and 7 inactive sugar tablets to
regulate the menstrual period while providing contraception.
      The company says the problem is not related to safety. It just
raises the risk of unintended pregnancy. Customers who have these recalled pills can contact Pfizer through the following link: http://www.pfizer.com/news/press_releases/pfizer_press_releases.jsp#guid=20120131007121en&source=RSS_2011&page=1