Generic Lipitor Recall Due to Tiny Glass Particles

Generic-Lipitor-RecallGeneric Lipitor Recall Due to Tiny Glass Particles -- If you are one of the avid consumers of a cholesterol drug "Lipitor", you got to heed this latest directive from its manufacturer Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. - dozens of its generic version of the drug has been recalled due to tiny glass particles contents.
Ranbaxy, a subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., India's biggest drugmaker
It is under heavy scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because of some quality lapses in the past, involving several Ranbaxy factories. The US-FDA also declared that allegedly, Ranbaxy lied about test results of more than a dozen of its generic products many years ago.
The recall includes 41 lots of the drug, nearly all with 90 pills per bottle, but three lots contain 500 pills per bottle. It's unclear how many bottles are in each lot, but medicine batches typically contain many thousands of pills. The 80-milligram strength tablets are not affected. (http://news.yahoo.com)
Other products of Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. under recall is its Atorvastatin calcium tablets due to some packaging errors where its 10mg 20mg and 40mg dosage strengths were packaged in 90’s and 500 count bottles.

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