Lipitor Recall 2010: Pfizer Recalls Pills (Lot Numbers)
191,000 Bottles of Lipitor Have Been Recalled By Pfizer Due to a Musty Smell Coming From the Bottles
Pfizer said they started this recall back in August but have just made it public now; they started receiving complains about the smell in July.
Lipitor is a cholesterol lowering drug that has one of the highest sale figures in the United States.
A Pfizer spokesman said that the musty smell seems to have come from all the same batch and was manufactured by a third party and not Pfizer, but they did not name the third party manufacturer.
Lipitor is a statin - a medication used for lowering blood cholesterol. The drug also stabilizes plaque and prevents strokes through anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms.
The Lipitor bottles affected by this recall all contain 90 Lipitor tablets of 40 mg and were sold in the United States with an expiration date of January 2013.
The affected lot numbers are:
Contact Pfizer for more information.