By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
September 19, 2011

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, an Alabama pharmaceutical company, has announced a voluntary nationwide recall of 1.4 million packages of birth control pills, saying that a packaging error may lead to women inadvertently mis-taking the pills, which can lead to unintended pregnancy.

CNN.com reports:

The names of the affected pills are Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem. Qualitest urges women who have those pills to use "non-hormonal" birth control methods such as condoms until they can consult with their doctors to be sure their pills are correctly dosed.

Customers can call 1-877-300-6153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT to get their questions answered, arrange to return their pills, or report problems. Information is also available at http://www.qualitestrx.com/pdf/OCRecall.pdf.

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