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Pfizer Recalls More Stinky 19,000 Lipitor Bottles by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 9:44pm When the weather gets bad the treating of pallets moves inside and this is the result most of the time, even though the Lipitor may not be on wood pallets.  2011 is going to be an interesting year too as both Lipitor patents run out, one in March and the second one in June.  There are already 3 major facilities destined to be cut.  BD  ... Read on »
My Total Cholesterol Is 326 And Why I Don't Need To Take Lipitor Or Crestor To Lower It by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:02pm Of all the blatant lies we have been told about our health over the years, there is one that sticks out as the most egregious of them all because it has failed to be proven by any reputable science or through human experience. And yet millions upon millions of Americans are currently taking a prescription medication for this condition b ... Read on »
Pfizer Cuts Deal with PBMs to Continue to Profit from Lipitor by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 12:00am Pfizer seems to be desperate to extract as much additional profit as possible from its blockbuster drug Lipitor. The drug is coming off patent and can soon be manufactured as a generic.The company's first strategy was to pay the generic drug manufacturers not to produce the drug -- a "pay for delay" strategy (see: Pfizer’s Latest Twi ... Read on »
Why OTC Lipitor is a Bad Idea by Dr. Matthew M. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 04 Aug 2011 9:11am As reported by the Wall Street Journal , Pfizer, the maker of one the best selling drugs ever, is trying to get the FDA to approve an Over the Counter (OTC) version of their blockbuster Lipitor, not coincidentally on the eve of Lipitor going generic. Readers of this blog know that I am a big proponent of cholesterol lowering medications like Li ... Read on »
Generic Lipitor is Finally Here! But is it Cheaper? by Keep Your Heart Healthy Facebook Posted Tue 20 Dec 2011 11:44am Many heart disease patients have waited years for the option of a cheaper Lipitor.  Now that the generic is being sold in pharmacies throughout the country, is it really providing the benefit of being a lower-cost option? With Lipitor being a widely prescribed drug for heart disease patients, the concept of a cheaper version has been a long ... Read on »
Generic Lipitor is Finally Here! But is it Cheaper? by Keep Your Heart Healthy Facebook Posted Tue 20 Dec 2011 11:48am Image via CrunchBase With Lipitor being a widely prescribed drug for heart di sease patients, the concept of a cheaper version has been a long time coming.  Lipitor (atorvastatin) has avoided going generic for over 20 years by using big money to fund new studies and fight generic companies in court.  Pfizer, Lipitor’s manufacturer ... Read on »
Sorry Lipitor, you’re no match for generics by David W. Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Dec 2011 4:47pm Pfizer received a flurry of attention toward the end of November as its blockbuster statin Lipitor came to the end of its patent protection. Many media outlets were impressed with Pfizer’s aggressive, multi-pronged plan to compete with generic versions of the drug through special deals with pharmacy benefit managers, price inducements to consum ... Read on »
Generic Lipitor - Not Yet. Other Excellent and Less Pricey Alternatives by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm On a recent radio ad for LIPITOR, Pfizer's best selling cholesterol lowering medication, the announcer states two interesting points. There is no generic LIPITOR. Your doctor may ask you to switch to a less pricey alternative, but if everything is working fine with LIPITOR, why would you switch? Indeed, why would you switch? For ... Read on »
Pfizer To Recall One Lot Of Lipitor In The U.S. by FDA Posted Wed 22 Dec 2010 6:25pm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 22, 2010 - Pfizer has announced that it intends to recall one lot—approximately 19,000 bottles—of Lipitor 40 mg tablets (atorvastatin calcium) distributed in the U.S. The recall stems from one customer report of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which these lots of Lipito ... Read on »
Lipitor + Celebrex: it works in lab mice! by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 7:03pm We aren’t holding our breath. It’s amazing how many drugs are shown to do things in laboratory rats and mice but then have absolutely no effect whatsoever in larger animals — let alone humans. However, if you are interested in the concept that Lipitor and Celebrex in combination may be able to delay the progression of prostate cancer,  have a ... Read on »