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Mislabeled Birth Control Pills Led to 113 Pregnancies

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Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 02:30 PM

A lawsuit filed in Philadelphia alleges mispackaged contraceptives led to 113 unwanted pregnancies. The suit — filed last week against Qualitest Inc., a subsidiary of Irish drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. — represents 117 women from 26 states, Philly.com reports.

Nine-four of the 113 women who became pregnant while taking the pills carried their babies to term, according to the suit.

Millions in damages are being sought to cover the costs of delivering, raising, and educating children borne of the unplanned pregnancies.

The birth control pills were packaged in the incorrect order, “rotated 180 degrees … reversing the weekly tablet orientation,” according to the suit. With the order reversed, a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant are greater.

The mistake led to the women taking the placebo sugar pills, meant for the week of menstruation, at the wrong time of the month.

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