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Birth Control Recall, Batch Contains Extra Placebos!

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Oops!

Better check your birth control pills.

The largest generic drug manufacturer in Canada accidentally put two weeks of placebo sugar pills instead of the usual one week.

As Yahoo reports, birth control pill manufacturer Apotex has issued an “urgent recall” of its Alysena-28 line because a single batch (50,000 packages) may have made it into the marketplace with two weeks of sugar bills.

The recall was initially listed as voluntary so Apotex only contacted wholesalers and retailers, not customers… But, uh, DUH.

“It’s unbelievable to me that they didn’t do a public recall right away,” University student Emily Costello told The CBC. “What were the reasons that they had to go through the retail first?”

Emily was shocked when she first heard the news.

“I felt like I was going to throw up to be quite honest — just that deep pit in your stomach when you just know that something could go horribly wrong very quickly,” she tells MSN News.

The CBC says the batch was distributed to nearly every Canadian province with the shipments taking place between December 2012 and the first week of April. But, don’t worry. Apotex is apparently offering free pregnancy tests and morning after pills to anyone taking Alysena-28.

Some consolation.

For any Canadian users of Alysena-28, the code on the potentially altered packages is LF01899A.

Photo source: MSN News

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