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Pfizer issues third Lipitor recall

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Last week, Pfizer issued the third Lipitor recall since August.  Lipitor treats high cholesterol and is the best-selling drug in the world.  In the first half of 2010, $6 billion of Lipitor sold.  

The recall affects 38,000 40 mg bottles of Lipitor sold in the United States.  All three recalls were issued due to complaints of a moldy smell coming from the product's bottle.  Investigators believe the uncharacteristic odor is caused by a chemical used in wood preservation.  Wood tablets are often used in the storage and transportation of products.

Pfizer says they have increased their surveillance of products after Johnson & Johnson's issues with over-the-counter medication recalls.

If you or someone you know has suffered medical complications from a recalled drug, contact the Green Bay injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.