20 July, 2007
Phinney Pharmaceuticals Issues Recall on Calvinix
Phinney Pharmaceuticals issued a statement on Thursday that it will recall over 50,000 bottles of Calvinix due to what the company called "defects" in the product. The company's president, Quinton LeGrange commented on the reason for the recall.
"It has been discovered that a significant number of bottles of Calvinix are defective, and rather than inhibiting Calvinist and Reformed thoughts it actually strengthens them, causing one to become more open to the reformed faith."
The problem was first discovered back in March of this year, soon after Calvinix was first released when Terry and Lynn Bishop of Nashville, Tennessee first complained that the medicine was not working properly. The Bishops, formerly Episcopalians, left their church after becoming frustrated with liberal trends in their denomination. They were attracted at first to the Presbyterian church, and liked the conservative expository preaching, but not the Calvinism. So the decided that they would take Calvinix before visiting.
"We went to one sermon. One sermon!" said Terry. "After that one sermon Lynn and I were riding home and I said to her, 'You know, it really does make sense. I can really see God's sovereignty in salvation.' And she just agreed with me."
Since then over 35,000 people who have taken the drug have reported that their understanding and accepting of Calvinism has only increased.
"We plan to issue a full refund on the product" stated LeGrange. "We are also working on a remedy to reverse the effects of Calvinism once they've already taken hold."