Lipitor

Lipitor Claims Filed in St. Louis on Behalf of 23 Women Represented by Lopez McHugh, LLP

ST. LOUIS (December 2015) – Lipitor suits have been filed in St. Louis on behalf of 23 women diagnosed with diabetes after taking the popular statin drug. The Lipitor lawsuit (Cause No. 1522-CC00478-01) was filed in the 22nd Circuit Court of Missouri in St. Louis and includes allegations that numerous women were diagnosed with type II diabetes after taking Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Lipitor.

Lipitor is prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol levels. Millions of people in the United States ...

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Statins Like Lipitor May Interfere with Flu Shots

lipitor may interfere with flu shot effectivenessA new study published by the Oxford Journal of Infectious Diseases suggests that cholesterol-treating statins like Lipitor may make influenza vaccinations less effective.

Pfizer’s Lipitor (atorvastatin) is the most popular statin on the market, and between 1996 and 2009 cemented itself as the best-selling prescription drug of all time. But after Pfizer’s patent expired, lipitor lawsuits began accusing Pfizer of failing to warn about known risks. Many initial Lipitor ...

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First Federal Lipitor Lawsuit Trial Pushed Back to 2016

federal lipitor lawsuits pushed to 2016The first Lipitor lawsuit scheduled for trial in the South Carolina multidistrict litigation has been pushed back from November 4 to January 13 of next year. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, who is presiding over the federal Lipitor litigation, cited the Court’s heavy criminal caseload, which legally takes precedence on the Court’s civil docket.

Over 2,500 Lipitor diabetes lawsuits are currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of ...

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ISMP: Number of Lipitor Lawsuits Merits Re-Examination

number of lipitor lawsuits may cause re-evaluation of safety of drugThe Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has released the 2015 Annual QuarterWatch drug safety report, providing an overview of domestic drug-related adverse events as submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014. In it, the ISMP considered the high number of Lipitor diabetes lawsuits that have accumulated and what they may indicate about the safety of statins like Lipitor.

Lipitor (atorvastatin) ...

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How Many Lipitor Plaintiffs Are There?

number of lipitor lawsuits continues to climbAs Lipitor lawsuits continue to mount, it can be hard to keep track of the number of plaintiffs involved in the Lipitor multidistrict litigation. One year ago, Lipitor lawsuits were estimated to number just under 1,000. But many Lipitor lawsuits include more than one plaintiff. As one lawyer set to representing Lipitor plaintiffs in the South Carolina multidistrict litigation was reported to have said in a Reuters article, the nearly ...

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The Current State of Lipitor Lawsuits

lipitor lawsuit mdl at over a thousand plaintiffsWhat began as 56 federal actions against the maker of the world’s best selling drug has grown into a thousand-member multidistrict litigation. And with the first trial just months away, Lipitor lawsuits continue to pile up. So just what did Pfizer do to draw the legal fire of thousands of former Lipitor users? Several allegations have been leveled at the New York–based pharmaceutical giant, ranging from overly aggressive and ...

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