Last week, 38,000 more bottles of Lipitor were recalled after complaints of an uncharacteristic scent coming from the bottles. This is the second recall Lipitor's producer, Pfizer, has issued this year. The previous recall involved more than 190,000 bottles of the cholesterol fighting drug.
The recall involves 40 mg bottles of Lipitor distributed throughout the United States. Investigators looked into both recalls and determined that trace amounts of a chemical used to preserve wood were most likely causing the odor. The chemical is often used on the wood pallets used to transport and store products.
Pfizer claims that they do not allow for the use of the chemical and believe a third-party packager may be to blame.
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