Lipitor May Cause Type 2 Diabetes, Lawsuits Claim

Last Updated on July 11, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Women who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor.
What Are the Allegations?
Lawsuits allege that Lipitor (atorvastatin) increases users' risks of developing Type 2 diabetes. Plaintiffs claim that the maker of Lipitor knew of this risk since at least 1996, yet failed to provide warnings on the drug's label until the FDA intervened in 2012.
What Is Lipitor?
Lipitor belongs to a group of drugs known as statins, which are used to treat high cholesterol.
Pfizer, Inc.
FDA Warning:
In 2012, the FDA announced that it would be changing the labels for all statin drugs after various studies suggested a link between the cholesterol-lowering drugs and Type 2 diabetes.
Type of Lawsuit:
Mass Tort