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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Audience: Pharmacists and consumers

[May 23, 2003] FDA announced that Albers Medical Distributors, Inc voluntary recalled 3 lots of 10 mg 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. FDA's investigation into this matter is continuing.

[June 9, 2003] Albers expanded their original voluntary recall to include all lots of Lipitor that Albers purchased, which were packaged by Med-Pro.

[UPDATE June 9, 2003 - Press Release - Albers Medical Distributors, Inc.]
[May 22, 2003 - Press Release - Albers Medical Distributors, Inc.]