Here is the Lipitor recall information

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Princessraye, May 25, 2003.

  1. Princessraye

    Princessraye New Member

    Sorry I don't mean to keep harping on this but so many people take lipitorthat I am concerned. Here is the info from the FDA website.

    FDA Talk Paper
    T03-38
    May 23, 2003
    Media Inquiries: 301-827-6242
    Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA



    FDA Alerts Consumers and Health Professionals to Recall of Counterfeit Lipitor
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Albers Medical Distributors, Inc., has voluntarily recalled three lots of 90-count bottles of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor and is warning healthcare providers and others that these three lots of counterfeit Lipitor represent a potentially significant risk to consumers. The product was repackaged by Med-Pro, Inc., of Lexington, Neb., and the labels say "Repackaged by: MED-PRO, Inc. Lexington, Neb." in the lower left-hand corner.

    The following lots are involved in this recall:

    20722V - 90-tablet bottles, Expiration 09-2004
    04132V - 90-tablet bottles, Expiration 01-2004
    16942V - 90-tablet bottles, Expiration 09-2004
    FDA is urging healthcare providers and patients alike to check the packaging very carefully before using this product. Patients who have any of the product (labeled as "Repackaged by MED-PRO, Inc.") with these three lot numbers should not take it, and they should return the product to their pharmacies.

    As part of the FDA’s ongoing efforts to investigate and address unscrupulous counterfeiting activities, FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations is investigating the existence of counterfeit Lipitor. Lipitor is a member of a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that are commonly referred to as "statins."

    In carrying out its public health mission, FDA regularly conducts investigations and testing to identify and remove from market products that are counterfeit, have been tampered with, or are otherwise unsuitable.

    FDA supports the activities of legitimate manufacturers, in cooperation with FDA, to inform the public about counterfeit products and how to identify them. The agency is committed to rooting out counterfeiting activity and alerting the public to the existence of counterfeit product. Earlier this month, FDA entered into an agreement with a major pharmaceutical trade association to cooperate more closely on cases of suspected counterfeit products.

    FDA’s investigation into this matter is continuing.



    [This Message was Edited on 05/25/2003]
  2. Princessraye

    Princessraye New Member

  3. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    My hubby takes Lipitor. As we are in the Kansas City area (and this stuff from Lexington, NE was shipped to a distribution center in Kansas City), we were concerned.

    Our pharmacist said that to her knowledge, they have never gotten the repackaged Lipitor (at this Osco pharmacy). However, they replaced all his existing supply with brand new Lipitor guaranteed safe (she wrote the lot # on his bottle).

    Thanks for posting this & it DOES warrant talking to your pharmacist about it!

    Hugs,
    Pam
  4. Princessraye

    Princessraye New Member

    I used to live in Wyoming and am very familiar with Lexington, NE
    I figured even if board members were not on this they probably know someone who is .................
  5. coyote

    coyote New Member

    bumpin again