Pfizer recalled 191,000 bottles of Lipitor due to odor

Jorgen Wouters
Lipitor recall, Pfizer recall, Lipitor recalled for odor
Lipitor recall, Pfizer recall, Lipitor recalled for odor

The world's top drug maker recalled 191,000 bottles of its anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor due to reports of a moldy odor emanating from bottles supplied by a third-party – the same problem that resulted in the recall of millions of Tylenol bottles.

Pfizer spokesman Rick Chambers said the company recalled seven lots of Lipitor (five in the U.S. and 2 in Canada) in August "due to a small number of reports of uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which the product is packaged."