Counterfeit Lipitor Beware

The statin drug Lipitor is currently the world's top selling prescription drug.

The Gist: Counterfeit Lipitor is now in circulation in the US. For the details, read the FDA Alert (below).

Our Comments: The counterfeiting of drugs is an ancient art. Viagra has been a prime target of counterfeiters, as has been Epogen (epoetin alpha), a form of erythropoetin that is in demand not only for important medical purposes but also for illicit "blood doping.".

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Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D.
Frederick Hecht, M.D.
Medical Editors, MedicineNet.com


FDA Alerts Consumers and Health Professionals to Recall of Counterfeit Lipitor