In recent news, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. has recalled more than 64,000 bottles of generic Lipitor due to what is being called a dosage mix-up. Lipitor is made by Pfizer Inc. and is meant to be used as a cholesterol-lowering drug. The generic version made by Ranbaxy, atorvastatin calcium, was recently found to be in bottles that were mis-marked. The most recent find was a 20mg tablet inside of a 10mg bottle, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website.
Ranbaxy is based out of India and has recently come under more scrutiny due to this recall. This is the second time that the generic form of Lipitor produced by Ranbaxy has been recalled; the first time was due to small glass particles being found in the drug. In addition to that, the FDA has banned any pharmaceutical shipments from three of Ranbaxy’s plants due to failed inspections.
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