I collected my repeat prescription for simvastatin yesterday and the brand of generic simvastatin had changed again - and these aren't pink like the TEVA and Meidrich ones I've been taking recently without problems. These pills are white, just like the ones that I was taking before when I came out in lumps (which I suspect was down to a non-active ingredient).
They only had white simvastatin tablets. I asked if they had any pink tablets and pharmacy staff opined that more and more tablets were going white, to reduce the amount of colourings. I know that some people can't cope with any colourings, but surely they could use natural colourings - and anyway, why do they have to keep messing with the composition? It works, we have to take relatively a lot so small changes are disruptive. Pick a recipe and stick with it as long as possible, please!
Not sure if I believe that more tablets are going white and thankfully I've got a pack of pinks left to take on my next trip away (if I get lumps, I want to be near my usual pharmacy and GP), but I'll keep you posted.