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Lipitor (atorvastatin) Counterfeit Press Release May 2003


This is the text of a letter from Albers Medical Distributors, Inc. Contact the company for a copy of any referenced enclosures.



The following lots of 90 count Lipitor 10 mg, NDC 0071-0155-23, are being voluntarily recalled by Albers Medical Distributors, Inc. The Product was repackaged by Med-Pro, Inc. of Lexington, NE and the labels say "Repackaged by: MED-PRO, INC. Lexington, NE," in the lower left hand comer.

#04132V expiration 1/04
#20722V expiration 9/04
#16942V expiration 9/04

The FDA has advised us that these products are, or could be counterfeit products. You should immediately cease distribution or use of these products. This recall goes to the consumer level.

If you have distributed or sold any of these products to other distributors, retail pharmacies, or individual persons you should provide notice to them of this recall and advise them that the recall information should be provided to all consumers who received these products. These products should not be used. They should be returned immediately.

Please contact us using the enclosed return fax form to arrange for return of the product.

Albers Medical Distributors, Inc.
4400 Broadway, Suite 116
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
(816) 931-0100 FAX (816) 931-1056