Pfizer Faces New Personal-Injury Suits Over Lipitor

Law360, New York (September 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York-based plaintiffs lawyer has filed a new round of personal-injury lawsuits against Pfizer Inc. over its blockbuster drug Lipitor, claiming that the drug maker concealed “serious and permanent health risks” associated with the $12 billion drug.

The 10 new suits accuse Pfizer of deceptive marketing practices, and allege that the company promoted Lipitor as a safe drug with minimal health risks while failing to adequately warn physicians and patients of Lipitor's more dangerous side effects.

Those side effects include nerve damage, memory loss and...
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