Recent medical studies have linked the use of Lipitor to an increased risk for diabetes in women who take the medication to lower their cholesterol levels.
Lipitor is the brand name for the drug atorvastatin. It is manufactured by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer.
There has been an exponential growth of Cholesterol lowering medications like Lipitor throughout the World. While research indicates that such drugs can help reduce the risk of heart attack, there is growing concern about their risk profile. In 2012, the FDA cautioned that drugs like Lipitor were increasingly being linked to the development of Type 2 diabetes.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes while taking the drug Lipitor, you may be eligible to file a Lipitor lawsuit.