Lipitor may cause women to develop Type II Diabetes
If you are a woman who has taken Lipitor to control your cholestrol and later developed Type II diabetes, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin drug that was approved by the FDA in 1996 to treat high cholesterol. Manufactured by Pfizer, Lipitor, at over $130 billion in sales, is one the best-selling prescription medications in the world; however, recent studies have found a possible link between Lipitor and the risk of women developing Type II diabetes. One study found a potential link in women in their 50s, 60s and 70s, particularly those who had a Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 30. Of the 153,840 women evaluated, more than 10,000 had developed Type II diabetes by the end of the study. On February 28, 2012, the FDA required a label change for the entire statin drug class, including Lipitor. The new label includes a warning about the risk of increasing blood sugar in patients taking Lipitor and other statin drugs. Elevated blood sugar is a warning sign for diabetes. We are reviewing cases where women have taken Lipitor for at least three months and then developed Type II diabetes. If this applies to you or someone you know, please contact us to learn more about your legal rights.
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