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Lipitor Recall by Pfizer Due to Moldy Smell

Written by: on 31st October 2010 |
Lipitor Recall by Pfizer Due to Moldy Smell  | read this item

An unpleasant smell, commonly described by consumers as “musty” or “moldy” has caused Pfizer Inc. to recall more than 38,000 bottles of Lipitor.

However, Pfizer has clarified that the scent is not from the medicine itself, but from the bottle packaging which is said to be made in Puerto Rico and has been discovered to have traces of tribromoanisole.

Tribromoanisole is a chemical commonly used in pesticides. It has apparently been used to treat the wooden pallets that transported the bottles of Lipitor.

While there has no reported unfortunate incidents yet arising from taking the smelly batch, and there seems to be no significant threat that pose to those who do – Pfizer has still decided to issue a Lipitor recall for precautionary measure.

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