SILVER SPRING, Md. — Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs called statins. Statins are a group of medicines that doctors prescribe to reduce a patient’s blood levels of so-called “bad cholesterol” (technically known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL)).
An increasing number of patients are filing lawsuits against Pfizer, Lipitor’s manufacturer, for allegedly failing to warn physicians and the public about the side effects of taking this drug. Specifically, a class action lawsuit representing more than 4,000 women has been filed against Pfizer. The lawsuits allege that Lipitor causes its users to develop type 2 diabetes. The cases also allege that Pfizer failed to warn the public about the diabetes risk, despite knowing the danger that its drug could cause that disease.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the manufacturers of Lipitor and other statins to update their product labels to warn of the medicines’ possible risks and dangers, including the risks of diabetes and memory loss. Research published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal reported an increased risk of diabetes among postmenopausal women who take statins, and recommend further study of the links between statins and diabetes.
How Many People Take Lipitor?
Lipitor has been an extremely successful medication, with data showing that:
- worldwide sales are nearly $130 billion; and
- in the United States, more than 29 million people have prescriptions for Lipitor.
Given the importance of Lipitor to Pfizer’s bottom line, the company is aggressively defending the lawsuits. The company has denied that Lipitor causes diabetes and has stated that it is“an extremely safe drug,” a medication that has been studied extensively, and a drug whose manufacturer lists any potential side-effects or adverse effects in three locations:
- on the drug’s label;
- in the company’s advertising for Lipitor; and
- on the company’s website.
Despite the aggressive posture of Lipitor’s manufacturer, persons injured by Lipitor or other statins are entitled to be heard and to have their day in court.
Our Lipitor Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Lipitor. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it in all in writing for you. Our dangerous drug lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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