Pennsylvania Women File Lipitor Type 2 Diabetes Lawsuits
According to the Pennsylvania newspaper Daily Item, two women in Northumberland have joined more than 200 other people nationwide who have filed suit against Pfizer Inc. alleging that users of Lipitor were not warned that taking Lipitor could lead to Type 2 diabetes.
The lawsuits, which were filed United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, allege Pfizer promoted and marketed Lipitor as being safe.
Lipitor is prescribed to reduce the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood. However, in 2012, Pfizer added a warning label describing the potential relationship between Lipitor and changes in blood sugar levels.
In each recently filed lawsuit, the plaintiffs say they were prescribed Lipitor and developed type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, insulin deficiency, and/or insulin resistance.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. People with diabetes can experience numerous serious and deadly complications, including heart disease and stroke, blindness, chronic kidney disease, and amputations.
Have You Taken Lipitor and Developed Type 2 Diabetes?
Lipitor has been linked to Type 2 diabetes in women for a few years now. The drug is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor that works by preventing an enzyme in the liver from creating low-density lipids.
Because adults with diabetes are also at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, Lipitor leads to the very disease that it was designed and marketed to prevent.
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