by Kathy Jones on  December 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM Drug News
 Ranbaxy Halts Production of Generic Lipitor to Investigate Glass Particle Contamination of Drug
Indian pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy Laboratories confirmed that it will be stopping the production of its generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor until its investigation into the presence of glass materials in some batches of the drug is completed.

Ranbaxy had initiated a voluntary recall of its generic atorvastatin drug after it was informed by one of its suppliers that there could be a possibility that the drug could have been contaminated by glass materials.

While there have been no reports of any harm caused to its users, the US Food and Drug Administration revealed that Ranbaxy had informed that it will be ceasing the production of the drug until its investigation is complete.

"Ranbaxy decided to stop making atorvastatin until the company has thoroughly investigated the cause of the contamination and remedied the problem. At this time, we have not received any reports of patient harm due to glass particulates that may be in the recalled product", the FDA statement read.


Source: Medindia

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