Friday, October 08, 2010

Lipitor bottles recalled because of odor

CHICAGO - JULY 23:  Lipitor tablets sit in a t...Image by Getty Images via @daylife Pfizer Inc said it recalled 191,000 bottles of its top-selling Lipitor cholesterol fighter following reports of a musty odor coming from some bottles of the medicine made by a third-party supplier.

The world's largest drugmaker said the recall, which took place in mid-August, involved seven lots of 40 milligram Lipitor, as well as three other lots of the medicine supplied to a Canadian generic drugmaker. Five of the seven recalled lots of the branded medicine were in the United States, while two were recalled from Canada, Pfizer said.

The recall was initiated after the company received three reports from consumers complaining about the musty odor, including one so-called adverse event report, Pfizer spokesman Rick Chambers said
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