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News Summary: Ranbaxy recalls generic Lipitor

(AP) - DRUG DANGER: Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy is recalling dozens of lots of its generic version of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor. Some bottles may contain tiny bits of glass.

KEEPING MUM: Ranbaxy isn't giving any other details while it investigates.

DEJA VU: It's the latest in a series of problems, dating to 2006, involving manufacturing deficiencies at multiple Ranbaxy factories and alleged doctoring of test results on some medicines. U.S. regulators had banned imports of 30 Ranbaxy medicines and wouldn't approve any new products for sale until Ranbaxy agreed to make improvements and be monitored by a third party for five years.

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