October 30th, 2010
03:39 AM ET

Lipitor bottles being recalled

Pfizer is recalling an additional 38,000 bottles of the cholesterol-fighting drug Lipitor after reports of an odor related to the packaging bottles, the drug company said in a statement.

The recall will affect Lipitor 40 mg tablets (atorvastatin calcium) distributed in the United States. The company said the bottles were supplied by a third-party manufacturer.

"We have thoroughly evaluated the root cause, which is episodic exposure of the bottles to low levels of TBA (tribromoanisole) as they are shipped or stored," Pfizer said. The company said the rate of odor complaints was fewer than three per million bottles.

Earlier this year, Pfizer recalled more than 190,000 bottles of Lipitor due to similar odor-related complaints.

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  1. Domainers Gate #1 directory

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    October 30, 2010 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
    • K.Bickers

      who gives a F...? stop spamming

      October 30, 2010 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Domainers Gate #1 directory

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      October 30, 2010 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Taco

      this guy is a notorious spammer...he makes me sick...I always report his posts as abuse

      October 30, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. El_Capitan_De_Amerigo_Vespucci

    Another 'hurry-up and get it on the market we spent millions researching it and our lobbyists are paying you well Mr FDA' drug with problems

    October 30, 2010 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bond James Bond

    where did the bottles come from? Stool samples from haiti?

    October 30, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Q

    tribromoanisole sounds like some yummy stuff, istill think its related to all those haitians crapping ALL over everything

    October 30, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. Q

    The people down there sound sooo civilized, next vacation spot for me!! i'll have my constant stew with a side of bowel juice.

    October 30, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    Taco, that's a good little nazi. do you call the cops often too?

    October 30, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Taco

      As a matter of fact I do...You obviously didn't see ALL the spamming this guy did during the oil spill in the gulf. So STF when you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

      October 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pw

    This what happens when drug companies put profit, before public safety.

    October 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. manjusri

    wow! this is an intersting blog for Lipitor bottles. It is a nice blog posting.Thanks for sharing.

    February 24, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |