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How Pfizer’s TV Marketing May Have Exposed Millions To An Increased Risk Of Lipitor Diabetes

Written by on May 26, 2015

In 1997, the FDA relaxed its rules regarding how pharmaceutical companies could market their drugs to consumers. They could now do so via television. It was perfect timing for Lipitor (atorvastatin), which gained FDA approval in 1996. Its manufacturer could now advertise the drug to millions of consumers watching TV. Unfortunately, there was an unintended consequence. Opening the floodgates exposed countless patients to a previously undisclosed potential link between use of Lipitor and diabetes.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Lipitor Lawsuit 2015 Claims?

Written by on May 12, 2015

Before the generics hit the market, Lipitor was the statin of choice for millions of people in the U.S. for more than a decade. It was promoted as a safe and effective drug for lowering LDL cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. But several scientific studies have demonstrated a potentially causal link between Lipitor and type 2 diabetes. That side effect was missing from the safety label until 2012.

Lipitor Lawsuit For Diabetes In Women: Summary Of Allegations Targeting Pfizer

Written by on April 30, 2015

Lipitor lawsuit claims are being filed by women who allege the blockbuster statin caused them to become diabetic. The controversy centers around whether the manufacturer, Pfizer Inc., sufficiently warned consumers or doctors about the possible risk. Plaintiffs in more than 2,000 cases pending in federal and state courts claim Pfizer should have known about it given 20 years of scientific research showing a potential Lipitor diabetes side effects connection.

Lipitor And Diabetes Guidelines: Who Should And Shouldn’t Be Taking Lipitor?

Written by on April 24, 2015

It’s becoming more difficult to know whether you should take – or continue taking – Pfizer’s cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. The drug definitely reduces LDL cholesterol levels. But there’s less evidence than imagined supporting the assumption that doing so dramatically lowers the risk of fatal heart attack. Moreover, there is increasing evidence of a potentially causal relationship between use of Lipitor and diabetes in women.

Lipitor and Diabetes in 2015: Trading Heart Attack For Diabetes And Muscle Damage

Written by on April 16, 2015

Pfizer Inc., the company behind the blockbuster statin Lipitor, is facing a growing tide of criticism and legal complaints. Critics allege the company deliberately misled consumers and doctors about the dangers of using its drug. Rather than warning the public about a possible connection between Lipitor and type 2 diabetes, the company kept silent and continued to market its drug as safe.

Lipitor Diabetes Litigation Grows Along With Doubts Over Statin Benefits

Written by on March 31, 2015

Statin medications like Lipitor have been aggressively promoted as a means to protect the heart. By blocking a liver enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase, they lower serum cholesterol levels. Reducing cholesterol levels with statin therapy is often credited with lowering the risk of heart injuries. But new evidence suggests there are reasons to question those benefits. Researchers have found that use of statins may increase the risk of atherosclerosis.

Lipitor And Diabetes: Are The Benefits Of Statins Overshadowed By The Risks?

Written by on March 20, 2015

Statin drugs like Lipitor are designed to lower cholesterol levels. They’re prescribed to millions of men and women each year who are believed to be at risk for cardiovascular disease. But a recent study indicates that the benefits of taking statins may be outweighed by the risks. It’s possible that the millions who take statins may not need them. Worse, they may be exposed to serious adverse health consequences, such as new-onset type 2 diabetes from Lipitor.

Lipitor Side Effects In Women: Scientists Discover That Lipitor May Cause Atherosclerosis

Written by on March 17, 2015

For nearly a generation, milions of people have been told that Lipitor lowers the risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack. But new research from Japan shows that use of statins like Lipitor may actually increase the risk of heart disease. Researchers found that statin therapy may accelerate calcification in the coronary arteries. That’s a key marker in the onset of atherosclerosis.

Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects May Be Associated With High-Potency Therapy

Written by on March 10, 2015

Lipitor is in the news again. Researchers in Finland recently noted as much as 46% higher possible risk for men taking higher doses of statins and later developing diabetes. Prior to that, Canadian scientists identified a possible link between high-potency statins like Lipitor and new-onset type 2 diabetes. The incidence rate of disease was much higher compared to the incidence rate observed with lower-potency drugs in the same class. The findings are hardly a surprise for the thousands of women who have been diagnosed with diabetes after using Lipitor.

Statin Guidelines Draw Fire Over Effectiveness of Preventing Coronary Heart Disease

Written by on March 5, 2015

In 2013, the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) released new statin guidelines for preventing and managing cardiovascular diseases. The prudence of those guidelines is now being questioned. Some doctors and experts claim the AHA and ACC’s recommendations actually put millions more people at risk for CHD and Lipitor diabetes side effects.

First Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Chosen To Spearhead Federal Litigation

Written by on February 26, 2015

The pursuit to lower cholesterol levels is practically a national pastime. And no pharmaceutical company has benefited more from that pursuit than Pfizer, maker of Lipitor, the best-selling prescription drug in history. But thousands of cases of new-onset diabetes allegedly caused by the drug show that high cholesterol isn’t the only concern. More importantly, a rising tide of Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims accuse Pfizer of failing to warn the public of the risk.

Cardiologist Criticizes The Increased Lipitor Diabetes Risk In Women

Written by on February 24, 2015

Dr. Barbara Roberts, a cardiologist and author of The Truth About Statins, criticizes the use of drugs like Lipitor on three fronts. First, she claims the statin guidelines published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) needlessly endanger millions of people. Second, she notes that the trials on which the guidelines were based were funded by the companies who manufacture the recommended drugs. Third, Dr. Roberts points out that women, in particular, are more likely to suffer side effects and develop diabetes when placed on statins.

Evidence Indicating A Potential Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects Connection Continues To Mount

Written by on February 18, 2015

Diagnosing type 2 diabetes is simple. The illness is accompanied by well-known markers in one’s blood. Figuring out what caused its onset is more difficult. Up until 2012, thousands of diabetics were unaware that there may be a Lipitor and diabetes side effects connection. The manufacturer Pfizer had not disclosed the illness as a possible side effect. Consumers and doctors were left in the dark.

Discovery Continues For Selected Bellwether Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits

Written by on February 12, 2015

Pfizer Inc. is facing more than 1,900 Lipitor lawsuit claims in federal and state courts. Nearly all of the cases were filed on behalf of women who allege they developed type 2 diabetes after taking Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol medication. They accuse the drug maker of failing to warn them of the risk. Many women claim the company deliberately withheld information about potential Lipitor diabetes side effects.

Women Who Suffer From Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects Face Substantial Treatment Costs

Written by on February 9, 2015

Lipitor is the best-selling prescription medication of all time, generating more than $130 billion in sales since 1996. But a growing body of evidence suggests that its manufacturer, Pfizer Inc., may have deliberately misrepresented its safety. Several scientific studies have highlighted a potentially-causal relationship between the use of Lipitor and type 2 diabetes in women.

Lipitor And Diabetes Can Affect Women Who Have A Healthy BMI

Written by on February 6, 2015

Women who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using the blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor may be entitled to receive compensation. The manufacturer, Pfizer, is accused of failing to sufficiently warn patients and doctors about the risk. Thousands of harmed women have already filed Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims against the company, demanding fair compensation for their condition.

First Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Trials To Begin In October 2015

Written by on January 28, 2015

In early 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created an MDL for Lipitor lawsuit claims alleging Pfizer failed to warn consumers that its drug might trigger type 2 diabetes. A year later, the MDL now involves thousands of plaintiffs. Injured women across the U.S. have joined the litigation, claiming they developed diabetes after using Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol drug. The judge overseeing the MDL recently disclosed that the first cases will see trial in October 2015.

Does The Risk Of Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects Outweigh The Drug’s Benefits?

Written by on January 14, 2015

Lipitor is used by millions of people to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s designed to lower cholesterol levels, which introduces notable cardiovascular benefits. However, a recent analysis of 36 articles showed that many patients, and even doctors, underestimate the potential risk of developing side effects from drug treatments.

Lipitor and Diabetes Complications: Has Pfizer Caused A National Epidemic Among Women?

Written by on January 8, 2015

Lipitor attorneys are reviewing thousands of potential Lipitor lawsuit claims for women who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while using the blockbuster drug. One Lipitor lawsuit filed by a California woman accuses Pfizer of selling a drug that has caused a “national epidemic of type 2 diabetes in women.” It alleges that the company knew about the risk for many years. Because it failed to warn medical providers and consumers, few women had any idea whether the drug was having an adverse effect on their blood sugar levels.

Why Were 20 Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits Dismissed From The Pending Federal MDL?

Written by on January 1, 2015

As 2015 begins, more attention than ever is on the growing Lipitor litigation targeting drug maker Pfizer Inc. Thousands of women have reported they were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor. Many of them have filed Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims to hold Pfizer accountable and demand fair compensation for their injuries.

Pfizer Faces A Rising Number Of Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Claims

Written by on December 29, 2014

According to thousands of women, Pfizer knew years ago that its cholesterol drug Lipitor might cause users to develop type 2 diabetes. They allege the company didn’t merely fail to warn the public, but deliberately chose to conceal the danger. Many women have filed Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims against Pfizer, demanding to be fairly compensated for a lifelong, potentially-debilitating condition.

Researchers Struggle To Understand How Lipitor Causes Diabetes

Written by on December 24, 2014

Researchers are struggling to understand how Pfizer’s cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor causes diabetes. Twenty years of research has shown that individuals taking the medication may be more likely to become diabetic than non-users. But the mechanism by which the onset of disease occurs remains elusive.

Pfizer Tries To Have Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Claims Dismissed

Written by on December 18, 2014

Research shows that women may be at a higher risk of developing diabetes after using Lipitor than men. Many women have been diagnosed with the condition and are now seeking compensation from the manufacturer. Pfizer Inc. is facing nearly 1,500 Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims from over 4,000 women. The majority have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL 2502).

Managing Lipitor And Diabetes Side Effects: A Guide For The Newly Diagnosed

Written by on December 15, 2014

Known by its generic name atorvastatin, the hypertension drug Lipitor is the best-selling prescription drug in history. It has generated more than $130 billion since being approved by the FDA in 1996. There is growing evidence, however, suggesting that Lipitor causes diabetes in women. The company that manufactures and promotes the drug (Pfizer) is now facing litigation that may eventually involve thousands of lawsuits and billions of dollars in punitive damages.

Lipitor And Diabetes Connection Underlined By Massive Canadian Study

Written by on December 10, 2014

In 2013, the British Medical Journal published the results of a large-population study investigating the connection between drugs like Lipitor and diabetes. Years of research had consistently demonstrated that men and women taking such drugs (known as statins) may be at an elevated risk of disease. At least one large study indicated that older women were at a substantially higher risk.

Who Is To Blame If Lipitor Caused Your Type 2 Diabetes?

Written by on December 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration issued a bulletin in 2012 warning the public about a potentially causal link between drugs like Lipitor and type 2 diabetes. It was the first time most of the drug’s users had heard about the risk. The manufacturer, Pfizer Inc., had never disclosed it despite selling the drug since 1996.

Has A Class Action Lawsuit Against Lipitor Been Established?

Written by on December 2, 2014

If you were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using the blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor, you may be entitled to receive compensation. And you’re not alone. Our attorneys are evaluating potential Lipitor lawsuit claims for diabetic women across the U.S. who believe they have been harmed by Pfizer’s drug.

Doctors Fear Too Many Women Are Exposed To Lipitor Diabetes Side Effect Risks

Written by on November 28, 2014

Doctors used to prescribe statins like Lipitor to their patients with the intention of discontinuing therapy once specific cholesterol numbers were reached. That practice is now on the wane thanks to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC). Statin use may become permanent for some patients.

Lipitor Lawsuit News: Number Of Lipitor Claims Pending Against Pfizer In 2014 Soars Past 1,400

Written by on November 25, 2014

It seems that cholesterol drugs like Lipitor, prescribed to lower blood pressure, have been wreaking havoc on the health of thousands of women. Reports of new-onset type 2 diabetes have surfaced throughout the U.S. among women who have used the medication. Pfizer, the manufacturer, is now facing more than 1,400 Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims as well as increasing scrutiny over its failure to warn the public.

Lipitor and Diabetes Risk: Are Lifestyle Changes Better Than Statins For Achieving Heart Health?

Written by on November 20, 2014

At one time, lowering LDL cholesterol levels was the primary goal of statin therapy. Doctors prescribed Lipitor in an attempt to ward off the risk of heart disease in their patients. That treatment protocol became remarkably popular within the medical community, helping to drive sales of Lipitor to more than $130 billion. But doctors have begun to question the Lipitor diabetes risk, especially for healthy women.

Lipitor Lawsuit Claims Filed By Thousands Of Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Written by on November 18, 2014

If you took Lipitor to reduce your cholesterol and were surprised to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you’re not alone. Thousands of women have reported the same experience after using Pfizer’s blockbuster medication. Despite being healthy and having an average BMI, they developed new-onset diabetes. Many of these women have filed Lipitor lawsuit claims for compensation.

Lipitor And Diabetes Complications Include 6 Serious Skin Conditions

Written by on November 13, 2014

Pfizer Inc. manufactures the drug Lipitor and millions of people use it to lower their LDL cholesterol levels in the hopes of avoiding heart disease and related health conditions. But fears that Lipitor causes diabetes side effects are growing. Despite the FDA ordering Pfizer to update the warning label in 2012, the Lipitor label remains vague and misleading.

Why You Should Consider Filing A Lipitor Lawsuit For Compensation

Written by on November 11, 2014

When you began taking Lipitor to lower your cholesterol, the goal was to lower your LDLs (low density lipids) which may have risen to dangerous levels. Lipitor offered a low-maintenance way to bring them back under control. However, you were probably never told to watch for early warning signs of diabetes, and assumed Lipitor was safe.

Renowned Cardiologist: When Is Lipitor Worth The Diabetes Risk?

Written by on November 5, 2014

Use of statins is expected to skyrocket thanks to new cholesterol treatment guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA). But some heart experts are challenging those guidelines. They’re asking whether people who use the medications actually need them. That’s an important question to consider given the potential link between drugs like Lipitor and Type 2 diabetes.

Lipitor and Diabetes Lawsuit News: Over 1300 Lawsuits Filed

Written by on October 29, 2014

If there had been any doubt that the multidistrict litigation (MDL 2502) recently established to consolidate Lipitor diabetes claims would grow quickly, those doubts have been dismissed. Pfizer is now facing more than 1300 lawsuits from former users who claim they were diagnosed with new-onset type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor.

Lipitor Diabetes and Treatment Risks for Women

Written by on October 23, 2014

Lipitor risks for women may include an increased chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes drugs, in turn, have been linked to several forms of cancer, pancreatitis and more. Our lawyers are prepared to help you understand your legal options surrounding the Lipitor side effects lawsuit and subsequent diabetes treatment risks.

Why Are So Many Women Filing Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes Lawsuit Claims?

Written by on October 17, 2014

The controversy over Lipitor and diabetes has been gaining momentum since 2012, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced safety labeling changes on statins. The watchdog agency cited research demonstrating that use of statins (a class of drugs designed to lower cholesterol levels) increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. However, the FDA failed to mention previous research which found the risk of diabetes particularly high for women.

Lipitor Diabetes Study in 2014 Validates Claims Of A Lipitor And Diabetes Connection

Written by on October 9, 2014

In September, 2014 the latest Lipitor diabetes study was published in The Lancet, which adds to the growing body of evidence pointing to a possible Lipitor and diabetes connection. Women who have been diagnosed with diabetes after taking the cholesterol drug Lipitor may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturer. Thousands of Lipitor lawsuit claims allege that Pfizer failed to sufficiently disclose that its drug might trigger diabetes.

Lipitor Lawsuit 2014: Sharp Increase in Diabetes Lawsuit Claims

Written by on October 1, 2014

Lipitor Lawsuits filed on behalf of women who developed Type 2 diabetes after taking the cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor has shown a dramatic increase in 2014. More than 1200 cases have been filed as of September 15, 2014. In August, 2014 the lead attorney for the plantiffs was interviewed by Reuters. He stated that the 1,000 cases filed so far represented nearly 4,000 women, and estimated that the number of cases could rise to 10,000.

Lipitor Diabetes Risk for Women with Healthy BMI’s

Written by on September 23, 2014

More women than ever are using drugs like Lipitor to control or reduce their cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, the drug’s manufacturer failed to disclose the entire range of potential Lipitor side effects for women. For more than 15 years it remained silent about the possibility of a Lipitor diabetes risk. Thousands of women who developed Type 2 diabetes after using Pfizer’s drug must now contend with a lifelong health condition.

Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Filed Against Pfizer By Texas Woman

Written by on September 15, 2014

Thousands of patients using the cholesterol drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) have discovered firsthand that it may increase the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes. Many of them were diagnosed with the illness despite maintaining a relatively healthy lifestyle. Several of the drug’s users have filed Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims alleging the manufacturer, Pfizer, failed to provide adequate warning about the risk.

Why The Current Lipitor Diabetes Litigation Excludes Generic Products

Written by on September 8, 2014

Pfizer, maker of the cholesterol drug Lipitor (atorvastatin), is currently facing more than 1,100 lawsuits in federal district courts. Plaintiffs have accused the company of failing to warn them about a link between Lipitor and diabetes among women. The number of complaints targeting the pharmaceutical giant has grown rapidly since the federal cases were consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in early 2014.

6 Tips For Hiring A Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Attorney

Written by on September 2, 2014

Being diagnosed with diabetes after using Lipitor may come as a shock. Pfizer’s cholesterol-fighting medication is one of the bestselling drugs of all time. Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have used it. Surely, if there was a causal relationship between Lipitor and diabetes, the manufacturer would have warned consumers. Right?

Lipitor Diabetes Warning: Women May Face A Greater Risk Of Diabetes Side Effects

Written by on August 19, 2014

Doctors and patients are becoming increasingly aware that use of the popular cholesterol medication Lipitor might trigger new-onset diabetes, particularly in women. That possibility was virtually unknown by doctors or their patients a decade ago. Despite FDA mandated updates to the Lipitor warning label, Pfizer continues to avoid mentioning an increased risk of new-onset diabetes in patients.

Lipitor Serious Side Effects From Diabetes Complications Include Hearing Loss

Written by on August 12, 2014

Lipitor serious side effects claims include women who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using the cholesterol drug Lipitor. One of the most common problems associated with advanced diabetes is hearing loss. Claimants allege the manufacturer, Pfizer Inc., never sufficiently warned them of an increased risk of diabetes. Some even allege Pfizer intentionally hid the risk and concealed material information about the potential link between Lipitor and diabetes side effects, putting millions of people at unnecessary risk.

Statins and Diabetes: 2014 Research Points to Statin-Diabetes Side Effects

Written by on August 5, 2014

Researchers continue to investigate the relationship between statins and diabetes in 2014. However, the question of whether Lipitor and other statins cause diabetes has been replaced with assessing the magnitude of the risk and a last ditch effort to convince patients that the risk of diabetes is outweighed by the benefits of statins in reducing cardiovascular events.

More Evidence of Lipitor Diabetes Connection in Latest 2014 Study

Written by on July 29, 2014

Side effects of Lipitor (atorvastatin) may include an elevated risk of diabetes, a potentially lifelong disease that can adversely impact a person’s quality of life. That’s according to a group of Canadian researchers in a new study published in the British Medical Journal in April 2014.

Would a Lipitor Class Action Lawsuit Force Pfizer To Settle?

Written by on July 22, 2014

The cholesterol drug Lipitor made by Pfizer has an uncertain future. Not only did the manufacturer lose market exclusivity in 2011 due to the expiration of its patents, but it is now facing a growing number of Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims. Pfizer has not yet offered to settle the lawsuits pending against it, but it may eventually be forced to do so as more women file complaints.

Lipitor and Diabetes: Controlling Your Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects Through Exercise

Written by on July 17, 2014

More than 29 million people in the U.S. have used Pfizer’s cholesterol drug Lipitor (trade name for atorvastatin). It is one of the best-selling pharmaceutical drugs in history, having brought in more than $130 billion in revenue since 1996. But alarming details about previously-undisclosed side effects have surfaced. A number of scientific studies have highlighted a link between Lipitor and diabetes in women. It is a health complication that Pfizer neglected to warn consumers and doctors about.

Lipitor Lawsuit Bellwether Trials Scheduled for July 2015

Written by on July 9, 2014

Bellwether trials are common in pharmaceutical drug multidistrict litigation. A large number of people have typically sustained a similar set of injuries arising from similar circumstances. For example, thousands of Lipitor users have reportedly developed diabetes. The lawsuits that are chosen as bellwethers are considered to be representative of the larger group of cases contained in the MDL.

Lipitor and Diabetes Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions

Written by on June 17, 2014

A recent report released by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) notes that more than 700 Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims have been filed against Pfizer. Plaintiffs claim they started taking Lipitor (trade name for atorvastatin) to control their cholesterol levels. Although the drug was usually effective, it also triggered an unexpected side effect: type II diabetes.

Lipitor Side Effects in Women: Managing Your Diabetes

Written by on June 12, 2014

Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) has become the target of growing scrutiny due to concerns about a risk of type 2 diabetes. Thousands of former users have reported developing the condition despite maintaining a reasonably healthy lifestyle. They claim that Pfizer either knew about the link between Lipitor and diabetes or should have known about it. Either way, the company failed to inform the public.

Living with Lipitor And Diabetes: 5 Lipitor Diabetes Myths Exposed

Written by on May 28, 2014

Scientists and doctors have warned for years that the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor is linked to diabetes. Although research concerning the connection has been published in medical journals since the 1990s, most consumers are still unaware of the risk. The drug maker (Pfizer Inc.) has never mentioned the disease as a potential side effect on the product’s safety labeling or package insert. As a result, consumers and physicians have largely been kept in the dark.

Lipitor Settlement Amounts for Diabetic Women Could Be Significant

Written by on May 19, 2014

As the Lipitor MDL progresses, diabetic women continue to file lawsuit claims in hopes of a Lipitor Settlement. There is every reason to believe that as litigation against Pfizer over its cholesterol drug gains momentum, the company will become increasingly receptive to negotiating a settlement.

New-Onset Diabetes From Lipitor Can Lead To Severe Foot Problems

Written by on May 15, 2014

It’s no longer a secret that drugs like Lipitor and diabetes side effects are connected. Numerous studies dating back to the mid-1990s have demonstrated that such drugs are associated with a higher incidence of the disease relative to non-use. One of the main issues at stake in the growing Lipitor litigation is whether Pfizer adequately warned the public and medical community.

Is Pfizer Liable For Your Lipitor Diabetes Complications?

Written by on April 15, 2014

Scientific studies over the past 20 years have repeatedly linked a class of cholesterol drugs called statins to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Data have shown that men and women – and particularly the latter – are more likely to become diabetic after using them.

Statins and Diabetes: New Guidelines Place More Women at Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Written by on March 31, 2014

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued new statin guidelines last November which recommended statins be prescribed to nearly half of the American population between the ages of 40 and 75. It is particularly troubling that these recommendations come without regard for the side effects that patients may experience, especially postmenopausal women who may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Large Statin Study Points To An Increased Risk Of Lipitor Diabetes Side Effect

Written by on March 24, 2014

According to a study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin) provide important health benefits for select individuals. For example, they are effective for lowering cholesterol levels and helping to reduce inflammation. Despite these benefits, there are risks associated with their use. The study also identified a link between drugs like Lipitor and type 2 diabetes, a condition for which there is no cure.

Understanding The Lipitor Diabetes Connection And Growing Litigation Against Pfizer

Written by on March 18, 2014

Several scientific studies have investigated whether there is a causal link between the statin Lipitor and type 2 diabetes. At least one study found that the Lipitor diabetes risk may be significantly increased among healthy women. Concerns are growing that the drug, once considered safe, might expose patients to a lifelong and potentially-debilitating disease.

Women Seek Lipitor Class Action After Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Written by on February 27, 2014

As women learn about the potential for increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, many have asked about the possibility of filing a Lipitor Class Action. However, individual Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits were recently consolidated into a federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in February 2014 and are scheduled for pretrial in the District of South Carolina.

Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes Side Effects Lawsuits

Written by on February 14, 2014

Pfizer’s insufficient warning of side effects is prompting some patients to file Lipitor side effects lawsuits. The lawsuits allege that the manufacturer of the cholesterol-lowering medication, failed to warn the public about a possible Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes side effect risk.

When Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects Threaten Your Vision

Written by on February 6, 2014

The possibility that Lipitor may cause type 2 diabetes is no longer a secret. Thanks largely to an FDA health alert in 2012, the public is becoming increasingly aware that using the drug can trigger the disease. Although Lipitor remains popular among patients and physicians, more people than ever are asking serious questions about its adverse effects.

Lipitor Side Effects Lawsuit: Failure to Warn About Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Written by on January 28, 2014

Men And Women Worried About Cholesterol May Be At Risk For Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects. Pfizer, the company behind the cholesterol-reducing medication Lipitor (atorvastatin), is facing serious allegations of negligence, deceitful marketing, and fraud. The controversy centers around its failure to warn the public about a possible connection between Lipitor and type 2 diabetes.

Lipitor Side Effects: Lipitor Users File Lawsuits For Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Written by on January 8, 2014

Concerns about the side effects associated with statins like Lipitor continue to make headlines, including an article posted in The Huffington Post today. Lipitor side effects include muscle pain, mitochondrial damage, memory loss, sexual dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. A recent study indicates that women using Lipitor (atorvastatin) may be at an even greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than men.

Scientific Studies Find A Link Between Lipitor And Diabetes Side Effects

Written by on January 2, 2014

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a prescription medication designed to lower cholesterol levels. By doing so, it reduces blood pressure and lowers the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. According to scientific studies, however, the drug also carries a risk of serious life-changing side effects. Researchers have found evidence of a link between Lipitor and diabetes, kidney problems, and liver damage.

Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Settlements May Be Negotiated Once Litigation Begins

Written by on December 27, 2013

A number of Lipitor lawsuit claims have been filed recently by women who allege their use of the cholesterol-fighting drug caused them to develop type 2 diabetes. A growing body of research seems to support their claims. Several studies have been conducted over the last 4 years demonstrating the risk of life-changing Lipitor diabetes side effects.

Lipitor Lawsuit – Diabetes Risk May Be Higher for Women

Written by on December 24, 2013

Can the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor cause users to develop diabetes? According to a couple in California, the answer is yes. Jennie and Darrel Guillory have filed a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit against Pfizer, the manufacturer, alleging that the company failed to adequately warn them about the disease. Today, Jennie is facing a lifetime of tests and potential complications related to her diabetes.

Lipitor and Diabetes In Women: A Timeline of the Growing Lipitor Type 2 Diabetes Controversy

Written by on December 17, 2013

As evidence of a link between Lipitor and diabetes in women continues to grow, women who developed diabetes are expressing frustration that they were not warned about Lipitor’s risks. Some have even made the decision to file lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer. They argue that Pfizer, Lipitor’s maker, should have been aware of a diabetes risk well before the FDA compelled it to update Lipitor’s warning label in 2012. As a result of the company’s negligence, these women contend, they continued to take Lipitor and subsequently developed diabetes.

How to File a Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Claim for Side Effects in Women

Written by on December 12, 2013

Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims are currently being filed on behalf of women who were diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes after taking the cholesterol-lowering mediacation, Lipitor. Our attorneys are here to help if you are looking for information about the litigation process and what to do if you’re interested in filing a claim.

Do You Qualify For The Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit?

Written by on December 10, 2013

Lipitor diabetes side effects lawyers are fielding inquiries from thousands of women who claim to have developed diabetes as a result of using Lipitor. Sadly, there is no cure for the disease. Those who develop diabetes must manage it for the rest of their lives, leaving many asking if it’s time to contact a Lipitor lawsuit attorney.

Lipitor Side Effects: Diabetes, Liver, and Kidney Damage?

Written by on December 5, 2013

One possible Lipitor side effect for women is type 2 diabetes. For a number of years, scientists have suspected that statins may influence blood sugar. It wasn’t until more recently, however, that the relationship between statins like Lipitor and diabetes was more clearly established. In 2012, the FDA announced that statins could raise blood glucose and increase diabetes risk, and the agency now requires Lipitor’s label to warn about elevated blood sugar levels.

Is Lipitor Linked to Diabetes? Cardiologist says “Yes”

Written by on December 3, 2013

America is overdosing on cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin), and “a sharp increase in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes” may be the result. That’s according to noted cardiologist and genomics expert Dr. Eric Topol. Dr. Topol wrote an article for the New York Times in 2012 warning of a link between drugs like Lipitor and diabetes.

Lipitor Lawsuit News: Could New Statin Guidelines Mean New Diabetes Cases?

Written by on November 29, 2013

In this month’s Lipitor lawsuit news, the American Heart Association has widely expanded statin recommendations, possibly increasing the diabetes risk of millions of women. Statins have been associated with increased blood sugar in a number of studies, leading to an FDA-mandated label change for Lipitor and other drugs in 2012. As more women are advised to take statins, will the number of Lipitor side effects lawsuits increase?

Lipitor Side Effects: Diabetes May Be Linked to Statin Use

Written by on November 26, 2013

Research into the side effects of Lipitor and other statins has indicated that an increased chance of developing diabetes may be among Lipitor risks for women. In response, some women have chosen to pursue Lipitor side effects lawsuits against Pfizer, Lipitor’s maker.

Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes: 7 Warning Signs of Diabetes

Written by on November 15, 2013

Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) may be linked to an increased risk of diabetes. Studies examining the effects of drugs in its class (called statins) suggest that female statin users may have a 50% increased risk of developing diabetes. Given that millions of people take atorvastatin, the number of victims could be staggering. The manufacturer is already facing more than 100 Lipitor Type 2 diabetes lawsuit claims with many more expected to be filed in the coming months.

2013 Lipitor News: Lipitor Side Effects Lawsuits Filed by Women

Written by on November 13, 2013

After several years of concern that type 2 diabetes may be a Lipitor side effect, 2013 has been a year of action. This year, the first lawsuits against the manufacturer of this drug were filed. Since March, women have been stepping forward to report the damage that Lipitor has caused to their bodies, including the development of type 2 diabetes, a lifelong metabolic disease.

Why the FDA’s Updates to Lipitor’s Warning Label Matters to You

Written by on November 12, 2013

In early 2012, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication in order to alert the public to “important safety label changes” that it was making to cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. These new warnings include previously unreleased statin safety issues that could have important impacts on those currently taking these drugs.

“Wonder Drug” Lipitor Not Without Long Term Side Effects

Written by on November 8, 2013

Lipitor is the best-selling drug of all time, having been widely prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol. It has been widely praised for its ability to lower cholesterol and prevent heart attacks and other injuries, especially in those who have already suffered a cardiovascular event.

Will There be a Class Action Lawsuit Against Lipitor in 2015?

Written by on November 4, 2013

In recent months, women who believe that Lipitor contributed to their type 2 diabetes have been asking whether there will be a class action lawsuit against the makers of this drug in 2015. While it is possible that pending claims against Pfizer will be consolidated, it is much more likely to be in the form of an MDL, or multi-district litigation, than a class action.

Lipitor and Diabetes: A Timeline of Type 2 Diabetes and Statins Research

Written by on October 30, 2013

In 2012, the FDA revised the way it labels the class of cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins. In response to research, the agency alerted consumers that “increases in blood sugar levels have been reported with statin use.”

Although it was this announcement that first alerted many consumers to a possible link between statins and diabetes, there had actually been research on the subject going back for years.

Will the FDA issue a recall for Lipitor Side Effects in 2015?

Written by on October 29, 2013

TThree recalls of atorvastatin, the generic form of Lipitor, have been issued in the last five years, affecting thousands of customers. Now, in addition to these safety concerns, some consumers are asking whether there will be another Lipitor recall: this time, the concern is that using Lipitor could lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, particularly for women.

Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes: Lawsuits Allege that Lipitor is Bad for Women

Written by on October 23, 2013

In 1996, Pfizer released its “wonder drug” Lipitor (atorvastatin). The Food and Drug Administration had approved it that year for the treatment of high cholesterol, and Pfizer wasted little time in marketing it to the public. The drug has since become one of the most commercially-successful prescription medications in the world, producing more than $125 billion in revenue. It has also been linked to serious side effects: numerous studies have surfaced showing a link between Lipitor and type 2 diabetes in female patients.

Lipitor and Women: Unique Side Effect Risks for Women Using Atorvastatin

Written by on October 21, 2013

The cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor, or atorvastatin, has a number of known side effects. Some, like muscle and liver problems, should be considered by patients of both genders. In addition, there are other Lipitor risks that uniquely affect females. These Lipitor side effects for women should be fully understood before a woman begins Lipitor treatment, so she can weigh the risks and side effects with the benefits of this drug.

Do Statins Cause Diabetes in Women?

Written by on October 14, 2013

For women who control their cholesterol levels with statins, diabetes risk may be elevated. That was the conclusion of a study that appeared in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine in 2012. Since then, a rash of Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims have been filed against the cholesterol drug’s manufacturer. The claimants allege that statins caused their blood sugar to rise, leading to diabetes diagnoses.

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