News related to Lipitor (Atorvastatin) and/or conditions it is approved for
New Report Examines Efforts To Reduce The Impact Of Generic Competition For Popular Drug Lipitor
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.06.15]
AARP's Public Policy Institute have released a new Rx Price Watch report examining efforts by Pfizer to reduce the impact of generic competition for the popular anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor. The report breaks down the unusually aggressive strategy reportedly undertaken by Lipitor's manufacturer before and after the drug's patent expired and discusses how the effort could become a model for other brand name drug manufacturers facing generic competition, ultimately increasing costs for consumers and publicly-funded programs like Medicare and Medicaid...
Firm Stops Making Generic Lipitor After Recall
Source: MedicineNet atorvastatin Specialty [2012.12.03]
Title: Firm Stops Making Generic Lipitor After Recall
Category: Health News
Created: 12/1/2012 11:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/3/2012 12:00:00 AM
Generic Lipitor Recall
Source: MedicineNet atorvastatin Specialty [2012.11.27]
Title: Generic Lipitor Recall
Category: Health News
Created: 11/27/2012 11:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
Statin Drugs May Increase Risk Of Diabetes
Source: Cholesterol News From Medical News Today [2013.05.24]
Certain statins - also known as cholesterol-lowering medications - could increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The risk was most significant in patients taking atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor), according to the study, published in BMJ...
Liptruzet Approved By FDA To Cut Cholesterol, Despite Criticism By Cardiologists
Source: Cholesterol News From Medical News Today [2013.05.05]
Liptruzet, a cholesterol-lowering drug that combines Merck's Zetia (ezetimibe) with atorvastatin (generic version of Pfizer's Lipitor) has been approved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration)...
Atorvastatin Recall FAQs
Source: MedicineNet atorvastatin Specialty [2012.11.29]
Title: Atorvastatin Recall FAQs
Category: Health Facts
Created: 11/29/2012 6:08:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 11/29/2012 6:08:43 PM
Liptruzet: Why Prescribe It?
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines [2013.06.13]
Dr. Howard Weintraub discusses the recent approval of Liptruzet, the atorvastatin/ezetimibe combination used to treat elevated LDL-cholesterol levels.