Generic Lipitor Production Halted to Clear Glass From Drug

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., the company that makes a generic version of the cholesterol-controlling medicine Lipitor, has agreed to stop producing the drug because it is unable to explain why some of the tablets are laced with tiny pieces of glass. Millions of Americans take Lipitor and its generic versions to control their cholesterol, and it has become the fifth most popular medicine in the country. India-based Ranbaxy produces one of every three of the generic versions. The Federal Drug...Full Story
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