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Presence of a Foreign Substance: Generic Lipitor

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Presence of a Foreign Substance: Generic Lipitor

Atorvastatin is a statin drug prescribed to reduce harmful cholesterol levels and potential incidence of heart disease and stroke.  Sold in 90 and 500 tablet bottles, atorvastatin calcium pills manufactured by Ranbaxy, Inc. are the popular generic alternative to Lipitor, the name brand of the generic atorvastatin. In early November, Ranbaxy voluntarily recalled lots of… Read More »

Fungal Meningitis: Contaminated Steroid Update

For victims of chronic pain, spinal injection of the compounded steroid methylprednisolone acetate promises relief from severe back discomfort.  Administered by clinics throughout a multi-state area, a steroid injection that used to create anticipation of pain relief has now given way to fear of serious illness or worse. In late summer 2012, investigation into a… Read More »