Consumer Alert: Lipitor Recall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Pfizer is recalling a lot of 19,000 bottles of the blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor, citing a consumer complaint about an "uncharacteristic" odor.

The latest announcement marks the fourth such recall since August over similar issues. Pfizer says the bottles were supplied by an outside manufacturer, though it did not identify the party. It also says health consequences appear to be minimal.

The New York company made changes in August in a move to fix the problem and said the lot currently being recalled was shipped before those changes were made. Additional recalls may be necessary for other batches of Lipitor in bottles made by the supplier that were shipped before August.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    this is an expensive medication.It also is a very needed medication.Now how many can just stop taking it?Here we go again.What would cause a bad smell and what will this tainted medication do to those who continue to take it,not knowing about recall?WILX,please post more info about this.Most want to know if those having a bad batch will get it replaced FREE??????
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