November 25, 2012

History of Problems

1 Generic Lipitor Recalled by Manufacturer

Dozens of lots of the generic cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor is being recalled by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals because of possible contamination with tiny glass particles. This is part of a history of problems going back to 2006 which include performing safety tests wrong and lying about the results. The Food and Drug Administration told Ranbaxy in early 2009 that new applications to sell drugs in the U.S. made by the problem factories would not be considered. But when the generic patent expired on November 30, the FDA allowed the company's Ohm Laboratories factory in central New Jersey to make it. The company currently operates under a consent decree which requires they improve their manufacturing practices and allow an independent party to oversee and review them for three to five years.

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Previously: Risperdal Recalled Due to Strange Odor

Tags: Drug Contamination, Recall, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Ohm Laboratories

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