Posts Tagged 'Lipitor'

Study Urges Caution in Patients Taking Rifaximin with Statins

Patients taking Rifaximin to combat gastrointestinal distresses like traveler’s diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and hepatic encephalopathy should be pleased to know that a study published by the American Gastroenterological Association has found the drug to be “largely safe and well-tolerated.” However, the same study urges caution for those patients taking the drug with statins. Statins are used to treat high cholesterol and include commonly prescribed medications such as Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor.

Rifaximin, more commonly known as Xifaxan, is generally known ...

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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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Hospira Acquisition May Add to Pfizer’s Litigation Costs

hospira bills may hit pfizer's bottom lineNasdaq reports that Pfizer has completed its acquisition of Illinois-based medical device company Hospira. Based on recent device recalls, the Hospira acquisition may result in additional lawsuits for Pfizer, which is already defending a number of its own cases involving Lipitor and Zoloft.

The past six months have seen a slew of recalls and warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning Hospira products and operations. ...

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