Birth control pill recall announced

February 02, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals have recalled the following birth control pills: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem. The University Health Services (UHS) pharmacy on the University Park campus of Penn State does not stock any of the recalled pills. Details concerning the recalled birth control are available at Qualitest customers can call 877-300-6153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT with questions, to arrange pill returns, or to report any problems.

Penn State students who require medical follow-up regarding this or other compromised contraceptive measures can call the UHS advice nurse at (814) 863-4463. Students can schedule an appointment with a women’s health provider online at or by calling (814) 863-0774.

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