15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results of a new analysis showed that patients who have heart disease and chronic kidney disease who took Lipitor
(R) (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets (80 mg) reduced their risk of heart attack and stroke by 32 percent compared with patients taking the 10 mg dose of Lipitor
the lower court ruling on our basic patent for Lipitor
,' rather than what
The results of this analysis complement the large body of evidence from multiple clinical trials demonstrating the cardiovascular benefits of Lipitor
," said Halit Bander, Ph.
women who say that taking Lipitor
gave them type-2 diabetes have shot up from 56 to almost 1,000.
2:14-cv-2089) claim Pfizer failed to warn doctors and their patients that Lipitor
, also called atorvastatin, altered blood sugar levels, putting users at much higher risk for developing diabetes.
Pfizer has authorized Ranbaxy and US-based Watson Pharmaceuticals with exclusive rights to sell the generic version of Lipitor
for six months in the US.
Pfizer said last fall that it plans to apply for a six-month extension of its patent in European countries, after conducting studies of Lipitor
is the world's top-selling drug, with 2009 sales of about $13 billion, but its US patent expires at the end of November 2011.
NYSE: PFE) announced it has received European Commission approval of a new chewable form of Lipitor
(atorvastatin calcium) suitable for use in children aged 10 or older with high levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol and high triglycerides due to the inherited disorder familial hypercholesterolemia and other primary causes, which can increase the risk of heart disease and premature death.
The decision will result in reissuance of the drug's key patent and maintain that patent's June 2011 expiration date, crucial to Pfizer because Lipitor
brings the company nearly $13 billion in annual sales.
Pfizer spent more than $258 million on advertising for Lipitor
over the past two years, the majority of it on the Jarvik campaign.
Pfizer said on Wednesday that Ranbaxy Laboratories can begin selling a US generic form of its Lipitor
cholesterol fighter by late 2011 under a settlement deal, some five months later than Wall Street expectations.
Here is the story of maximum-dose Lipitor
[R]--including its marketing, the recent studies, and what you should know and do.
This new approval expands the use of Lipitor
to patients at high risk for
Patients taking Lipitor
(atorvastatin calcium) tablets (80 mg) who have already had a stroke reduced their chances of having an additional stroke and a major coronary event, such as heart attack, according to results from the first major study designed to examine the benefits of lipid lowering in stroke patients.