A pharmaceutical company that manufactures birth control pills just issued a nationwide recall of almost 170,000 sample packs of birth control pills. The company that manufactures the pills is Allergan, and the recall was issued for Taytulla.
The birth control pills that are being recalled are sample packs which are currently being distributed through healthcare offices. The recall was issued because the pills were placed in an incorrect order. Normally, the order of the pills should be 24 pink pills with hormones, followed by four placebo pills without hormones. The defective packs of pills have placebo pills where the active pills should be.
In the company’s press release announcing the recall, it noted that the reversing of the order of pills may not be apparent to either new users of the pills or women who have used the pills in the past. According to experts, this recall could make it difficult for women who are trying to prevent pregnancies. Missing even one day of the pill can put women at risk of unintended pregnancy.
Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to their customers to make drugs that are effective for their intended uses. If a drug is defectively made or packaged, and the consumer suffers side effects as a result, such as an unintended pregnancy, the drug company can be held liable.
If you have been harmed by a defectively manufactured drug, you should speak with an attorney. You have legal rights. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 to learn more about your rights. You can also visit us on Twitter to learn more about the firm.