Lipitor recall: company claims health hazards unlikely
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Lipitor recall: company claims health hazards unlikely

New York City : NY : USA | Oct 30, 2010 at 7:21 AM PDT
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The world’s most popular prescription drug company, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), has recalled 191,000 bottles of its top-selling cholesterol lowering statin drug, Lipitor, due to customer complaints of an uncharacteristic odor. The recall only applies to Lipitor 40mg bottles. People taking Lipitor 40mg are being advised to return the drug to their respective pharmacists in case of experiencing the unusual odor from the bottles. No health hazards have been reported as yet and the company remains adamant that the only thing out-of-place is the smell. Pfizer is not offering refunds to its customers.

According to a statement issued by the Pfizer spokesman Rick Chambers, Lipitor 40mg bottles are being recalled due to a number of customer complaints regarding an unusual smell from the packaging.

The spokesperson for Pfizer further stated that the bad smell might be due to the use of chemicals used on wooden shipping containers. The source of the smell is under investigation by the concerned authorities.

Michelle Lincaster is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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