Ovcon birth control pills, manufactured by Warner Chilcott, may not prevent pregnancy in women taking the pills, the FDA warns. For the past five years, the potency of the pill has been in question and the FDA has sent a warning letter to Warner Chilcott regarding the ineffectiveness of Ovcon.
An inspection by the FDA last summer at Warner’s manufacturing plant in Fajardo, Puerto Rico prompted the letter sent to Warner Chilcott. The FDA reports that from 2006 until the pills were recalled in June 2011, “7 of 9 lots of Ovcon (Norethindrone (NE) 1 mg and Ethinyl Estradiol (EE) 50 mcg tablets, laced on stability, failed to meet the assay test specification for Ethinyl Estradiol (EE) at different stability testing intervals.” Accordingly, the FDA reports that the pills may not last until the expiration date. The FDA letter states, “We are concerned that the current stability data does not support your labeled expiration date.” In addition, Ovcon, in newly released packaging, also failed stability testing.
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