Lawsuits against Pfizer by women who say the company’s cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor caused them to develop type 2 diabetes have skyrocketed in recent months, shooting up from 56 to nearly 1,000 in the past five months, according to a Reuters review of federal court filings. The lawsuits allege Pfizer knew of the possible side effect but failed to adequately warn the public. In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that Lipitor and other statins could increase blood sugar levels which could lead to a “small increased risk” of type 2 diabetes. Studies show the risk is higher among ... Read More
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