Best Selling Prescription Medication In The World? Lipitor
With annual sales exceeding $12 billion, Lipitor is the best-selling prescription medication in the world. Lipitor is prescribed by doctors to reduce cholesterol in a patient’s blood to prevent atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease. However, the FDA has already warned that Lipitor can lead to an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
New Study Indicates Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes Is Greater Than Previously Thought
In 2015, another study has emerged underlining the potential dangers involved in taking Lipitor. According to the new study conducted in Canada, people taking Lipitor have a 22% higher chance of developing new Type 2 diabetes. Although no data showed a clear causal link between the onset of diabetes and the taking of Lipitor, the raw numbers alone show a startling increase in the risk of developing diabetes that could offset the health benefits of the drug.
The researchers responsible for the study warned that doctors should weigh the risks and benefits when prescribing Lipitor. Those taking the drug Lipitor should not stop taking it until consulting with their doctor, and developing an alternative plan to manage the risks of high cholesterol.
New Orleans Law Firm Holding Big Drug Companies Responsible – Pharmaceutical Litigation Is What We Do
When huge pharmaceutical companies like Phfizer, Inc. produce Lipitor and other harmful drugs, their motivations are singular: profit. While the drugs that these companies produce make a meaningful difference in the lives of many, the corporations which sell the drugs are abundantly willing to put money ahead of the lives of the public, and take it for granted that a small number of people will suffer as a result of the corporation’s actions. The Olinde Law Firm is dedicated to holding these pharmaceutical corporations responsible for the harm they cause to everyday people.
If you or a family member has been harmed by the side effects of a defective drug such as Lipitor, it is important you understand that options are available. You could file a defective drug lawsuit against the big corporation that produced the drug and recover financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages from missed time at work, and pain or emotional suffering. Call the Olinde Law Firm today at 1-800-587-1889 if you would like more information about filing a defective drug lawsuit, or fill out the information in the form on our contact page and we will reach out to you shortly.
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