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Lawsuits claim Pfizer drug Lipitor gave women type 2 diabetes

10/29/2013 - Drug giant Pfizer has recently been hit with a flurry of lawsuits from women claiming that the company's blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor caused them to develop type 2 diabetes. Pfizer released Lipitor in 2007, promoting it as a safe way to lower levels of LDL cholesterol, commonly called "bad...

Long-term criminal fraud by Lipitor drugmakers exposed after years of selling adulterated drugs

7/1/2013 - The evidence continues to mount that Big Pharma is little more than a massive criminal enterprise designed to maximize profits at the expense of your health. This story is a continuation on that theme. Thanks to investigative reporter Katherine Eban, we now know that one Indian drug manufacturer,...

FDA allows criminal drug company to market generic Lipitor drug containing tiny shards of glass

12/5/2012 - For the second time in fewer than four months, India-based drug giant Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued a formal recall on its drug atorvastatin calcium, which is a generic version of the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor. According to reports, the company, which has been the subject of U.S. Food...

U.S. Congress Investigating Use of Celebrity Doctors in Lipitor Ads: May be "Misleading"

6/21/2008 - The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has launched a probe into whether television advertisements for cholesterol drug Lipitor are misleading and whether the use of celebrity endorsers is inappropriate. "Americans with heart disease should make medical decisions based on consultations...

Have You Seen Those Misleading Lipitor Ads?

3/27/2008 - I'm sure you've seen the ads. Dr. Robert Jarvik, best known for the artificial heart he pioneered more than 25 years ago, is rowing a one-man racing shell across a mountain lake, looking like the picture of health. "When diet and exercise aren't enough", Dr. Jarvik says solemnly, "adding Lipitor significantly...

Lipitor Spokesman Dr. Jarvik Investigated by Congress

1/24/2008 - On January 7th, 2008 the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations sent a letter to Pfizer, Inc. CEO Jeffrey Kindler regarding the direct to consumer (DTC) advertising Lipitor campaign featuring Dr. Robert Jarvik. Anyone that...

Public Comment Date Announced for Sale of Behind the Counter Drugs

10/18/2007 - FDA announces public comment date for Behind the Counter (BTC) sales of prescription medications   On October 3, 2007 the FDA posted FDA Docket number 2007N-0356 announcing that it is open to public comment on November 14, 2007. According to the FDA this docket "regards the behind-the-counter (BTC)...

Statin drugs expose patients to dangerous, debilitating side effects

1/8/2007 - Millions of Americans take statin drugs to help lower their cholesterol, making it one of the most popular classes of prescription drugs on the market today, but like most prescription medications, these drugs are often unnecessary, as most Americans could lower their LDL (bad) cholesterol levels simply...

Lipitor class action lawsuits expand; Pfizer cover-up alleged

8/31/2006 - More consumers of Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor have joined a class-action lawsuit charging that the company deceived the public by failing to adequately warn doctors and patients of the drug's side effects, according to Jimmy Moore, a health blogger and author of "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb." Patients...

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