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.
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