Pfizer recalls 38,000 bottles of Lipitor
Drug producer Pfizer recently issued a recall of 38,000 bottles of the cholesterol fighting drug Lipitor. Earlier this year, Pfizer issued another recall of more than 190,000 bottles of the same drug, both times after complaints of an uncharacteristic smell coming from the drug’s bottles.
Research into the products indicated that in both instances the odor was caused by a chemical called TBA that is used to preserve wood. The wooden pallets used in transporting products are often treated with TBA. Pfizer says that they have heard complaints from only about 3 in every 1 million bottles. Risk associated with the defective product is currently considered minimal.
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