lipitor lipitor

Definition(s):

  • (n) an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given

News

  1. Some Statins May Increase Risk of Type II Diabetes

    A recent study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that powerful statins like Zocor, Crestor, and Lipitor could increase risk of diabetes by 22 percent compared with weaker ones like Pravachol. Other studies have hinted that statins may increase the risk of type II diabetes, but now it appears that we have new research that confirms the connection, which means that patients taking ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Injury Board

  2. New Report Examines Efforts to Reduce the Impact of Generic Competition for Popular Drug Lipitor

    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AARP's Public Policy Institute 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...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  1. In the commercials, Jarvik says, "Lipitor is one of the most researched medicines. I'm glad I take Lipitor, as a doctor, and a dad."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Robert Jarvik Source: ABC News

  2. "Lipitor is one of the most important medical breakthroughs of our era, and millions of patients have used it to lower their cholesterol. Recently, Lipitor has been approved in the United States to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks in a...
    on Oct 12, 2005 By: Hank McKinnell Source: WebWire (press release)

  3. "While I fully support its use for medicinal purposes, why don't we regulate it like we do Lipitor or Viagra," Bratton said. "You can't buy those two without getting it through a legitimate pharmacy. If"
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: William Bratton Source: San Jose Mercury News

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