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Pfizer recalls nearly 200K bottles of Lipitor

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

October 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Pfizer is recalling 191,000 bottles of Lipitor, the popular cholesterol-lowering drug, after the pharmaceutical company received complaints of an unusual odor emanating from the meds.Pfizer said health problems related to the smell are unlikely. The drug company and the bottle supplier are investigating the source of the odor.

Each bottle contains 90 Lipitor tablets in a 40-milligram dose.

The recall includes the following five lots of Lipitor bottles in the U.S.: 0855020, 0819020, 0842020, 0843020, 0854020.

All of the lots have an expiration date of January, 2013.

Pfizer said patients can return their prescriptions to their pharmacist or call the drug company at 1-888-LIPITOR for further information.