Oh, Baby: Moms Sue Birth Control Company Over Packaging Error

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MALVERN, PA – Birth control pills are supposed to prevent babies. It’s a pretty straightforward concept. You take one pill a day, and unless something goes wrong, you don’t get pregnant.

For those of you who don't know, the last week of pills in most packs are placebos.

Well, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals is now under fire after distributing pills packaged in the wrong order -- the placebos were in the spot where the actual birth control pills should've been.

More than 100 women who thought they were protected from pregnancy by their birth control pills have filed a lawsuit against a manufacturer because the pills were packaged incorrectly. Court documents suggest the women took the pills as directed, but they failed to work because of a packaging error. The package was rotated 180 degrees, reversing the orientation of the pills -- meaning that women took placebo pills when they should have been taking active pills. The pills were manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals. The company voluntarily recalled the lots of pills in September 2011, according to the FDA.
The pills were manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals.

Meaning – you guessed it – 113 women across the country have filed a lawsuit claiming the mix-up made them mommies. And they're asking for some serious dough to help raise these unexpected kids, including the cost of college.

How's that for footing the pill?

As for Endo Pharmaceutical's response to this upside down lawsuit? Apparently, they voluntarily recalled the mis-packaged pills and claim only one defective pack was actually sold to a patient.

Oh, baby!

If this case goes to trial, there might be a lot of evidence to dispute that. Looks like this won't be the end of this contraceptive controversy.

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