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Birth Control 'Drama'- Canadian Women Sue Maker of Birth Control Pills

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  May 19, 2013 at 6:04 AM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Canadian women launch a class-action lawsuit against the maker of a birth control pill after discovering that the product mostly contained placebos.
 Birth Control 'Drama'- Canadian Women Sue Maker of Birth Control Pills
Birth Control 'Drama'- Canadian Women Sue Maker of Birth Control Pills
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The lawsuit over 45 unwanted pregnancies and four abortions seeks Can$800 million (US$778.8 million) against pharmaceutical firm Apotex, the maker of the birth control pill Alysena.

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"When they first got the news that they were pregnant they were shocked, stressed out and very worried," lawyer Sandy Zaitzeff said of his clients.

"Raising a child today costs millions of dollars," he told AFP. "In this modern world, people enter into relationships and don't necessarily want to have a child and so should not be burdened with the costs of raising a child."

Thousands of pill packages with the lot number LF01899A were recalled April 8 because some packages contained two weeks worth of placebo pills instead of just one.

Days later, the recall was expanded to 11 other lots, for a total of 550,000 packages.

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq has ordered an investigation into a five-day delay in informing the public.

Source: AFP
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