Birth control lawsuit has plaintiffs from 26 states


Birth control lawsuit has plaintiffs from 26 states

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Two Ohio women are named in a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages from a pharmaceutical company, over a birth control packaging error that they say resulted in unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.

Emilee Howard of Canal Winchester, and Sara Yaros of Upper Arlington are listed among over 100 plaintiffs from 26 states in the lawsuit filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas last week.

The suit accuses Qualitest, Inc., a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., of issuing birth control pill packages in which the pills were rotated, allowing the women to mistakenly take the placebo sugar pill, instead of the birth control pills, at a time of the month when they could become pregnant.

The recall affects these products: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem, according to CNN.

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

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