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

  • In a study of patients given atorvastatin (Lipitor) as soon as they arrived at a hospital complaining of chest pain, it was found that those who took the drug for four weeks after .
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  • Studies establish Lipitor diabetes link
    “Statin therapy was associated with 14 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes” and “[i]nitiating atorvastatin and simvastatin was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes.” Those results were contained in a Harvard School of Public Health study of U.K. medical records. The study’s findings appeared in the May 2013 edition of the journal Diabetes Care. That result compounds the impact ...
    June 27, 2013 - Injury Board

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