Top Health News for November 20, 2014: FDA Adds Diabetes and Memory Loss Warnings to Popular Statin Drugs
First, the Corporate Personhood puts Trans Fat in all our foods. Then the Pharmaceutical Personhood prescribes Lipitor to counter the Trans Fat negatives in your body. Then Lipitor gives you type 2 diabetes and the Medical Personhood gives you Diabetes medication (Avandia) to counter the side effects from Lipitor…
Makes a lot of sense... Right?
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EXCERPT: The popular cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in women.
Lipitor (sold generically as atorvastatin) belongs to a popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, which make up a major portion of all prescriptions filled in the United States each year. Lipitor plays a role in that popularity: It was the top-selling prescription drug in 2011, generated $7.7 billion dollars in U.S. sales for manufacturer Pfizer, Inc., that year. It remains one of the most widely prescribed drugs on the market.
Like all statins, Lipitor helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood. Recently, however, medical researchers uncovered new risks associated with the drug, including an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
EXCERPT: The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Avandia lawsuits nationwide against GlaxoSmithKline for failing to properly warn about health dangers associated with their diabetes drug, Avandia.
Thousands of users have suffered serious and potentially fatal injuries as a result of the Avandia side effects.