On February 1, 2012, Pfizer, a leading manufacturer of birth control pills, announced a recall of about 1,000,000 packs of two types of birth control pills: Lo/Ovral®-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) and Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic). The recall stemmed from customer complaints and Pfizer’s eventual discovery of a packaging error where more “active” pills were included in each pack and the order of the pills was incorrect.
In Pfizer’s official press release, the company notes that 14 lots of each type of pill were recalled. When Pfizer was later questioned about the quantity, it acknowledged the recall of 28 lots equated to approximately 1,000,000 separate packs of birth control pills. Yikes.
This is just one example of why we believe women should be in control of their own fertility. By practicing the Fertility Awareness Method, you don’t have to rely on a major drug manufacturer for one of the most important aspects of your lifestyle.