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Pfizer Stuck With 17 New Lipitor Suits

Law360 (July 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pfizer Inc. has been dealt 17 new personal injury lawsuits that claim the company hid health risks and deceptively marketed its top-selling cholesterol drug Lipitor.

Two personal injury lawsuits, similar to the 17 lawsuits filed Friday, were filed against the company in early June and more filings are expected in coming weeks, said attorney Mark Jay Krum, a solo practitioner who filed all of the suits.

"No one is challenging Lipitor's effectiveness in lowering cholesterol levels, nor do we contend that the drug is unsafe for...
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