What is Lipitor?
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a drug prescribed to treat high cholesterol. Manufactured by Pfizer, Lipitor is one of the highest selling drugs in the world with annual sales reaching $13 billion. Lipitor was approved by the FDA in 1996, and there are now generic equivalents in the market under the name atorvastatin.
Lipitor is in the class of drugs known as statins, which work by inhibiting the production of low density lipids (LDLs) that block arteries and lead to heart disease and heart attacks.
Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit
Lipitor has been linked to an increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes. A study by the University of Massachusetts showed that women taking Lipitor have a 48% higher risk of developing diabetes. The chance of developing diabetes from Lipitor is even higher in women with common risk factors such as obesity, high blood sugar, or family history of Diabetes.
We believe that Pfizer failed to warn doctors and patients about the serious risks associated with Lipitor, putting countless individuals at risk of developing diabetes and other serious side effects. Pfizer should be held accountable for their actions, and so we are filing Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed diabetes while taking Lipitor.
If you were taking Lipitor and developed diabetes, we urge you to contact our attorneys to discuss filing a Lipitor lawsuit against Pfizer. We are expert dangerous drug attorneys and have helped thousands of individuals receive financial compensation for injuries caused by dangerous drugs. Learn more about our dangerous drug experience or contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Lipitor FDA Warning
In February 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added new warnings to the labels of Lipitor and other cholesterol drugs. The new warnings were based on the results from a study that showed statins may raise blood sugar levels, leading to memory loss and increasing the risk of developing Type II diabetes.
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