Lipitor

Does Lipitor Cause Diabetes?

Numerous lawsuits have been filed across the United States claiming that the highly popular medication Lipitor elevates blood sugar levels and causes diabetes in women. And women who developed diabetes while on Lipitor are now wondering whether the drug causes diabetes.

What is Lipitor?

Lipitor is a statin, which is a class of drugs that lowers a user’s cholesterol to help prevent stroke and heart disease. Although clinical studies have shown that Lipitor reduces the risk of stroke and ...

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First Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Set for July 2015

Lipitor diabetes lawsuits are startingOn July 1, 2015, the first Lipitor diabetes lawsuit trial is set to begin under guidelines of a multidistrict litigation. Lipitor is classified as a statin, a drug prescribed to reduce high cholesterol levels. More than 20 million people in the United States take statins to control their cholesterol.

In July 2013, an initial request to centralize various Lipitor lawsuits related to diabetes in women into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) was rejected because ...

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Where Are Liptor Cases Filed?

An estimated 29 million Americans take Lipitor, a prescription medication that works to lower cholesterol, as well as the risk of stroke, chest pains, heart attack, and other blood vessel and heart problems. While meant to help patients stay healthy, many people blame the drug for the development of some dangerous health conditions. In fact, many Americans who took Lipitor have filed lawsuits alleging that Lipitor caused Type 2 diabetes in women.

If you are a woman and have developed ...

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Health warnings issued for cholesterol drugs

In a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian researchers are advising doctors to avoid ordering certain antibiotics for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, which include Lipitor.

An article in U.S. News and World Report says statins don’t mix well with the antibiotics clarithromycin or erythromycin.

This isn’t the first time that health concerns have been raised about statins. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added warnings to ...

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New Study Links Lipitor with Diabetes

A new study contributes to a growing body of evidence linking the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, such as Lipitor, with a higher risk of diabetes.

The Legal Examiner reported that in a study of U.K. medical records by Harvard School of Public Health, results showed “Statin therapy was associated with 14 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes” and “[i]nitiating atorvastatin and simvastatin was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes.” These results fuse with a similar ...

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Study Suggests Lipitor-Diabetes Risk Higher For Women

Lipitor, an anti-cholesterol drug manufactured by Pfizer, has been under fire for allegations that it increases the risk of women developing diabetes. The drug, which belongs to the class of cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, has been linked by numerous researchers to higher rates of diabetes.

In 2010, an epidemiological analysis of 13 statin trials recognized that statins significantly increase the risk for diabetes. The authors analyzed data from 13 ...

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