More Defective Birth Control Spreads Across USS

If this month's previous birth control terror wasn't enough to scare you celibate, try the pharmaceutical industry's latest screwup: this time the pills aren't fake, they're just assembled backwards!

The FDA says packs of Glenmark's "Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP" (above) have essentially been put together in reverse—the last pill is placed first, throwing off the hormonal magic show:

This packaging related issue was discovered when Glenmark received a complaint from a consumer stating that she received one blister pack in which the tablets were packaged in reverse order. The correct packaging configuration of this product has 3 pouch packs packaged in a carton and each pouch pack has one blister which contains 28 tablets (seven tablets each of a different strength and inactive tablets) in which the sequence is white to off-white tablets on top row and inactive light green tablets in bottom row (correctly packaged blister packs are pictured here):

Each white to off white tablet contains 0.18 mg of the progestational compound, norgestimate USP, together with 0.035 mg of the estrogenic compound, ethinyl estradiol USP.
Each light blue tablet contains 0.215 mg of the progestational compound, norgestimate USP, together with 0.035 mg of the estrogenic compound, ethinyl estradiol USP.
Each blue tablet contains 0.25 mg of the progestational compound, norgestimate USP, together with 0.035 mg of the estrogenic compound, ethinyl estradiol USP.
Each light green tablet contains inert ingredients only.

Hit the FDA's recall page to see if your birth control is part of the seven recalled pill lots. If it is, call a doctor. If it isn't sigh with relief and have a drink. [FDA via Consumerist]