Birth control pills have enough stigma because of the side effects they can cause, but what happens when they’re packaged incorrectly? According to a CBS News article, that’s precisely what happened to a number of women, and as a result more than 100 of them got pregnant.
If you’re a woman, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the packaging that most birth control companies use. Patients receive a month’s supply of pills that usually consist of three weeks of hormone pills and a week of placebo pills. In this case, the company, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, packaged the pills so that the placebo pills were located on the top of the package instead of on the bottom, where they should have been.
A lawsuit was filed by the women who were affected in this situation, and the drug company has remained fairly quiet about the mistake.
As your St. Louis defective drug attorney, we want to caution you that this could happen right here in St. Louis. It’s very important for users to carefully inspect their medications when they’re picked up from the pharmacy, and if something is off to report it right away.
If you believe that you’ve been the victim of an error with your birth control pills, or with any other type of defective drug, getting legal advice is vital. Contact a St. Louis defective drug attorney to learn about your rights and ask about compensation.