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Pfizer Recalls 1M Birth Control Packs Over Pregnancy Concerns

A manufacturing mix-up by Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drug maker, led to some packets being distributed with the pills out of order. That means a patient could have unknowingly skipped a dose and raised her risk of an accidental pregnancy.

02/01/2012

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Insurers Must Cover Birth Control With No Copays

Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no co-pays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

08/01/2011