A voluntary nationwide recall for a Alabama pharmaceutical company was issued Friday for "multiple lots" of birth control pills due to what it described as a systemic "packaging error."
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals spokeswoman has said that "there are no immediate health issues currently" because of the packaging problems.


"The unintended consequence of pregnancy is really the issue," spokesman Kevin Wiggins said. "That's why the company took a drastic action."

Wiggins said the recall involves 1.4 million packages that have been distributed to pharmacists and customers since last year. According to a statement for the Huntsville-based company, "select blisters (found inside the pill box) were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation." This helped to leave the pills' lot number, as well as the expiration date, "no longer visible."

"As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unwanted pregnancy," the company said.

The recall affects these products: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem.

Customers can call 1-877-300-6153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT to get their questions answered, arrange to return their pills or report problems. Qualitest is working with authorities "at a very high level," as well as with the product's manufacturers, to determine what happened.

"We're dedicated to ensuring the safe use of our products, (and) this recall reaffirms our high standards," he said. "It's an error, nonetheless, and we put patients at the center of what we do."

1.4 million packages that have been distributed to pharmacists and customers since LAST year! The recall affects the following birth control pill brands: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem, and Tri-Previfem.

 
 
Officials at a small in northwest Missouri elementary school said they were shocked to see a kindergarten student bring his mother's crack pipe and some drugs for show-and-tell.

It has been reported that the boy showed the items on Sept. 6 at Sweet Springs Elementary School. The police were immediately called, the boys mother (32) has been charged. 

 Court records indicate that the teacher told police that the boy had the pipe and "several baggies of crack rocks." Officials say the drugs were worth about $3,700. The boy is being cared for by relatives.

 
 
Leila Lopes (Miss Angola), a business student from the town of Benguela, was crowned Miss Universe at Yesterday's 60th annual pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 25-year-old vowed to help fight AIDS and poverty.
The pageant hosted 89 women – who must be single and between the ages of 18 and 27 – competed for the title. The first runner-up was Olesia Stefanko of Ukraine; second runner-up, Miss Brazil Priscila Machado. The others in the Top 5 were Miss Philippines and Miss China. 

When asked what she might change about herself, Lopes replied: "Thank God I'm very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn't change a thing," reports Time.com. "I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I intend to follow these for the rest of my life."


Way yo go Miss Angola!!
 
 
A mommy blogger appeared on 'ABC News' and shared that her 7-year-old son starts his day with a cup of coffee. Mother, Christie Haskell (Cafe Moms-The Stir) gives her son Rowan a second dose of caffeine later on in the day.

 "He doesn't overreact if we ask him to pick up Legos, rather than screaming and throwing himself on the floor," Haskell told ABC. "And if we ask him to sit down and do homework, he can actually do it." She says that shes been using it as an alternative to meds for his ADHD Behavior. Common symptoms include inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Sitting in a classroom and focusing on a lecturing teacher is a struggle for any kid, but for those with ADHD it's nearly impossible.

They are mainly backed by anecdotes, and online you can find pages upon pages of stories about parents curing their kids' ADHD with herbs, nutritional supplements, and special diets.The most common treatment for ADHD is behavioral therapy combined with prescription drugs such as Ritalin and some 2.5 million kids take stimulant drugs for ADHD. But many parents fear side effects and turn to alternative treatments, ranging from fish oil supplements and sugar-free diets to massage and yoga. 

When Haskell noticed that her son was especially rambunctious, she went online for help and that's where she learned about treating ADHD with coffee. She gave it a try and was astounded by the results.

Have you used an alternative treatment to treat your child's ADHD? Do you think an alternative to Medicine is the answer? Even if the side effects of coffee are harsh also?