So there was a recall for the birth control pills I've taken over the past year. I have had them filled apparently at three different Meijer pharmacies, because within about a two hour time bracket one morning I had three messages from Meijer pharmacies asking me to call about a drug recall (not exactly the topic you want to hear about for your medications). So I called one of them. They told me that I had filled my prescription there last June and that there was a recall on those pills. They then asked if I had any of the pills left. I wanted to explain to the pharmacist that there were 28 pills in the pack and that I took one each day and that it is now September, so if I had any pills left in that pack I might a bigger "problem" with my birth control than a recall. Instead I just said, "No." She replied with, ok, well if you did have any left I'm suppose to tell you to use alternate methods for birth control that month.
??????? That was in June and you tell me now ???????
So then I called my home Meijer store to see what they wanted me to do about my current pack. They told me the recall was because some of the packs were rotated 180 degrees when the pills were inserted so I should bring it in and trade it for a replacement from another company. Now these pills for those who don't know come in two colors - three weeks of one color and the forth week of a different color. So I politely asked if I could just look at the colors of the pills and find out if mine was rotated. She said, "Well, yes I guess you could."
So thinking it was all behind me I continued on with life. A few days later I got a letter in the mail from the third pharmacy asking me to call them about a drug recall. Apparently my prescription information can be pulled up by all the stores but not the fact that they already reached me (twice) to tell me about the recall. So I called them back and assured them that I had already talked to my home Meijer store and was aware of the details surrounding the recall. This pharmacist asked if I had brought my pills in and traded them for the replacement. Mind you I got my pills from them sometime like last April and my current pills were all in the right order, so instead of going through the previous two conversations again, I simply told her that I had.