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Pfizer lawsuits mount due to Lipitor side effects as more women file claims against the gigantic pharmaceutical company. So far, close to 1,000 cases, representing over 4,000 women were filed against the huge drug manufacturer. The women allege that Pfizer did not give the public proper warning about the side effects of Lipitor.
Pfizer lawsuits mount due to Lipitor side effects
Lipitor became available to the public in 1996; it is the best-selling pharmaceutical drug, ever. Globally, sales of Lipitor are close to 130 billion dollars. It is prescribed to around 29 million patients in the United States.
Within the last five months, American women filed lawsuits in federal court against Pfizer
. The women claim Lipitor caused them to develop Type-2 diabetes
and Pfizer failed to warn them. Lawsuits increased substantially after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided a warning in 2012 linking statins
, including Lipitor, to incidents consisting of "a small increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes" and reports of memory loss. Presently, the FDA substantiates that the benefits of statins and Lipitor outweigh the risks.
Statins help in lowering cholesterol levels; however, like most medication, they can cause some potentially dangerous side effects
, such as liver damage, neurological side effects, muscle problems, increased blood sugar, or Type-2 diabetes. Pfizer stated they plan to fight the lawsuits and they deny any liabilities.