Pfizer Adds Two More Lots to Lipitor Recall
Pfizer is one of the world leaders in terms of pharmaceutical medications, and for years it has been a dominant force in this market. One of Pfizer's leading sellers in terms of medication is known as Lipitor, which is used to help treat high cholesterol levels. Estimates indicate that Lipitor is not only the top-selling product for Pfizer, but it's also the top-selling medication in the world, with these same estimates indicating that Lipitor will generate more than $1 billion per month in revenue in 2010. Unfortunately for many people, another Lipitor recall has been announced.
The latest Lipitor recall is basically an extension of a larger recall that was announced last month, and this announcement comes for the same reason. These two lots affected by the latest Lipitor recall give off a strange and offensive smell, and the reason is that the chemical 2, 4, 6-tribromonophenol was found in bottles of these lots. This chemical leaked into the bottles somehow from wooden pallets on which these lots are stored before being shipped to destination points around the world.
Pfizer has stated that the latest Lipitor recall is occurring because the lots affected were already packaged and shipped before the last recall was announced. This latest announcement affects almost 40,000 bottles of the drug. Pfizer has since banned the practice of using pallets made of treated wood, and to date no serious injuries have been recorded as a result of using this medication.
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