Lipitor and Other Statins Cause and Effect Relationship with Onset of Diabetes

Dr. Eric Topol is a cardiologist with the Scripps Clinic and a recognized pioneer in the field of cardiovascular medicine.  For fourteen years, he ran the Cleveland Health Clinic, has authored over 1100 articles and 30 books, and was a founder of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. An OP Ed article he wrote [...]

August 28th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Lipitor and Other Statins Cause and Effect Relationship with Onset of Diabetes

Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart for Evaluation of New Onset Diabetes while taking Lipitor, Crestor, or other Statins

In January of 2012, a study published in the medical journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that female patients between the ages of 50 and 79 who took statin medications (i.e., Lipitor and other LDL-lowering drugs) were 48 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as compared to women in the same age group [...]

August 8th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart for Evaluation of New Onset Diabetes while taking Lipitor, Crestor, or other Statins

Lipitor and Diabetes Lawsuits

Lipitor is a popular statin medication designed to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting an enzyme that plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver.  We have heard of the "good" cholesterol and the "bad" Cholesterol.  Lipitor is prescribed to help prevent the production of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), also known as the [...]

July 30th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Lipitor and Diabetes Lawsuits

Lipitor, Post Menopausal Women, and Type Two Diabetes

Medical studies have shown a potential connection between post-menopausal women with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or below who are taking the prescription medication Lipitor and who are then diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. In a study in the Archive of Internal Medicine (now JAMA Internal Medicine) originally published on January 23, 2012, [...]

July 26th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Lipitor, Post Menopausal Women, and Type Two Diabetes