Topic Archives: Lipitor

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  • Agreed. There have been several books written about this, including "The Cholesterol Myth." Lipitor has been the best se...

  • The statins have significant side effects especially in the elderly. I stopped taking Lipitor at age 90. Since then,now...

  • Dr. Paton, Since Ansel Keys 7-country-Study was a fraud report that generated entire Margarine and Statin industry,...

  • $ESPR Roger appreciate your comments. And cheers! to 88! Here’s to many more! I too have struggled with muscle p...

  • Dr. KSS, thank you so much for your insights. I was on sim or until this was discontinued and my cardiologist put me on ...

  • $MRK $ESPR $CETP Barron's article: "Merck: Heartbreak over a cholesterol drug" In excerpts: In study data releas...

  • 12/7/14 Dr. KSS, MD PhD, author of this article, says: December 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm Well, all the statins cause loss...

  • Based on my experiences with statins, it strikes me as possible that statins' effect on mood may vary with the individua...

  • Nice to know, but it seems to me that such combinations still don't resolve the problem of significant muscle problems w...

  • $ESPR, $AMGN, $SNY, $PFE New Atherosclerosis Study Results Bode Well For PCSK-9 Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs John LaMa...

  • I am more concerned with the "number needed to treat" (NNT) for a drug like Lipitor, & the fact that the 1 2nd. hear...

  • A very nice article. However as one of the rare individuals who has experienced the side effects of Lipitor (all the mu...

  • $ESPR http://www.esperion.com/note-from-our-ceo/ This is Tim Mayleben – CEO of Esperion Therapeutics with some tho...

  • Hmmm... Dr Kiss of Death, eh? I see he likes to tout his close relationship with Viagra, which turned my eyes into dis...

  • Myron Have been in Healthcare all my life and what I have learned is "if you rely on the current system for your qualit...

  • As you have said all along Bempedoic does not affect muscle steroid synthesis, and thus the muscle symptoms that keeps s...

  • GENFIRE IPO: Reading the following article made me think I was reading about $ESPR, both in terms of its past history, b...

  • I took Lipitor for years until the muscle thing occurred. Put on Zetia as being better than nothing. After several yea...

  • KennyG - I really appreciated receiving this article. I take both statins and blood pressure meds. I'm 76 and getting ...

  • CoQ10...anecdotal results...my domestic partner was prescribed Lipitor to lower cholesterol but decided against taking i...

  • Yes, sorry if I glossed over that -- they partnered on Lipitor in 1996, then Pfizer bought all of Warner Lambert in 2000...

  • have to say that lipitor was deveoped by warner lambsrt pfe waa counted i n beausew of a superior distribution sytem...

  • This one's being pitched pretty aggressively again today -- lots of comparisons to Lipitor again, hinting that ALNY's dr...

  • My belief may be simplistic, but it qualifies as "common sense" i.e. I put nothing into my body that does not build heal...

  • $ESPR, $PFE. Here's a marginally relevant factoid I missed this week and find interesting. FDA nixes OTC sale of atorv...

  • I began taking Red Yeast Rice (400-600 mg/day) when Lipitor began giving me problems. My bad Cholesterol went down, and ...

  • I found it interesting that Lipitor gets mentioned as one of the most profitable drugs ever generating $131, Billion. In...

  • It’s a Novartis world – everybody else just lives in it Source EP Vantage Company Novartis, Actavis, AstraZeneca...

  • Statins block CoQ-10. Were you taking supplemental CoQ-10 and still got muscle weakness? I started on a Lipitor generic...

  • Agreed-- impressive indeed! Important catalysts this month and again by eoy. Mayleben projects ETC-1002 as a 2nd line th...

  • If you are taking Lipitor, you must supplement with CoQ10 to avoid muscle wasting and weakness....

  • I went through a myriad of medications including statins before I insisted my Doctor prescribe Lipitor, originally 40mg/...

  • Well, all the statins cause loss of CoQ10, and while there has never been a study that shows that CoQ repletion in stati...

  • For those of you either owning or considering big Pharma companies here is an article on Patent Expiration for you to co...

  • Thanks Doc, I totally understand your feelings as its been your field for a long time and you know how success goes abou...

  • Communication today with Dr Roger Newton, founder of Esperion and discoverer of Lipitor. He's positive and enthusiastic...

  • I would love to be an expert witness for the defense in the Lipitor litigation against Pfizer by people alleging the dru...

  • I am long espr Dr. KSS and I truely thank you for the recommendation, even if I lose some money, not your fault. As for ...

  • I can't resist commenting on Statins, Lipitor, Big Pharma, and any other drug that gets overhyped in the media. Pressure...

  • Great write up Dr.K !! Good for Espirion and Robt Newton after its first buyout from PFE who did its best to close the ...

  • Doc, thanks again. Was taking 500mg twice daily and learned about ER version. PCP prescribed me 500mg ER once daily. The...

  • Michael...oh, I am not suggesting taking a position in Alnylam. It has been heinously overvalued. Its anti-TTR siRNA for...

  • Kenny, Statins do help lowering my LDL. With 10mg Lipitor, my numbers are within guideline except triglycerides. I am re...

  • Kenny, Many thanks. It’s comforting to hear from Dr. KSS that my #’s are not problematic. I have been taking Costco...

  • Dr. KSS, personal question – I seem to have problem managing Triglycerides. With 10mg Lipitor, my LDL is 89, HDL 53, b...

  • I've been on 10 mg lipitor and now generic for about a decade...sometimes on and off. As I'd had to change GPs recently...

  • So given the above, Dr. Lundell," what's the safest, most effective way to eliminate or decrease inflammation? (saw repo...

  • Hi, Doc Great article. You must have written it with the Goldilocks principle in mind! Please comment on: 1. ...

  • My Dr. thinks I need 4 pills a day of Fish Oil......for high cholesterol........now what do I do? I take Lipitor and s...

  • This is on point regarding that Inflammation is real enemy. This is Pat Robertson presentation. He mentions Lipitor htt...

  • CR Childress, Thank you very much for the link to the article "Lipitor Dilemma". Some of those side effects of Lipitor ...

  • @ C.R. Childress - I am on LIPITOR are you saying that i should get off this drug and try to fight the inflamation in my...

  • The battle is inflammation not cholesterol . I hate statins....long term side effects. Google Smart Money Lipitor Dilem...

  • lipitor was a discovery by warner lambert they cut pfe into the pie because of pfe tentacles all over th world ive bee...

  • Since the generic Lipitor has been recalled recently, it could cause PFE to see surge in profits with Lipitor again....

  • Versus Lipitor Google RCP-006" READ the charts on effectiveness in HUMAN BLOOD...

  • All this anecdotal information looks very interesting, but have there been any randomised controlled trials against, say...

  • I don't disagree -- my point is that there's no chance for them to deserve this valuation unless Anatabloc becomes a big...

  • "BTW, Lipitor 'working' means that it, like the other statin drugs, reduces the level of LDL cholesterol by inhibiting c...

  • BTW, Lipitor "working" means that it, like the other statin drugs, reduces the level of LDL cholesterol by inhibiting ch...

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