Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Birth Control Packs–Where’s the Bar Codes to Help Consumers Identify? Yet One More Big Exam
Posted Feb 01 2012 8:37pm
That’s right folks you get nothing in terms of a disaster recovery plan and here’s yet one more example. It costs a little money but it will save lives and if you read about the Facebook IPO that’s worth billions, then you can see that someone calculated it out to your worth being just under 5 bucks and this is about the same I think with big Pharma. You know they are consumers too that would like to be able to find recalls, so what’s the problem with at least someone doing a pilot on this?
In the title I had to use a couple words to get attention as we all remember with testimonies in Congress the “shitty deal” is now part of history of course.
I sit and laugh my fanny off reading about 3 years of news about how consumers don’t embrace mobile health, well give us a good reason and incentive. It’s like the other side gets and collects all the data, well in the case of recalls do you not think consumers want some information. HHS is a joke when it comes to getting consumers motivated because they can’t find a “role model” in house that will speak to consumers as I guess they feel all of this knowledge is “for those guys over there’ and truth be known most of them are not participants so I assume this is why it is so hard to get a role model to break loose in government, but instead we tons of celebrities that tell us how good the drugs are? What’s up with this?
I don’t know where else to go with this as I have some pretty high ranking at the FDA who read this blog too and still nothing? I was important enough at one point to have a major newspaper talk to me about it regarding the wipes recalls.
Now we do have one feeble attempt with J and J trying them out on baby wipes with product information stored which could be changed to reflect recall information if needed.
You can read this article from a few months back about a man who died as he was implanted with a recalled device that was missed being pulled from the shelf, and I say this was a needless death, but go sock your money today on some intangible social algorithms that value you at less than $5 for your human life.
There are two links at the top of the site where you can read up and find out more. I think I have about 75 articles or so, every time there’s a substantial recall where the technology would have helped, I have been on it.
Tell me there’s not room for a bar codes on these drugs. They just don’t want to do it and actually its pretty stupid when you look not only at consumer convenience, but look the extra time and expense the companies and the FDA go through themselves! ‘Grab a little heat map and find the drugs once they have been scanned too. I did it just to see who was scanning my site with my bar code…geez…but let’s make it difficult and continue on with that sorry American tradition of the “shitty deal” right? BD
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) , the world’s biggest drugmaker, recalled 1 million birth-control packs after discovering that pills were mixed up inside the packages, possibly putting women at risk for unintended pregnancies.
The company recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 lots of a generic version of the medicine, New York-based Pfizer said yesterday in an e-mail. About 1 million packs of 28 tablets were withdrawn, Grace Ann Arnold, a Pfizer spokeswoman, said in a separate e-mail.
The pills, manufactured and packaged by Pfizer, were marketed by closely held Akrimax Rx Products of Cranford, New Jersey under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand. The company hasn’t received any reports of adverse health consequences, Arnold said.
Each pack contains 21 white tablets that contain the synthetic hormones norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol and are taken for 21 consecutive days. The remaining seven tablets are inactive pink pills taken for a week.