Lipitor in the lawyers’ crosshairs

Imagine the fallout from successfully suing the world’s most popular prescription medication:

Lawsuits filed this week claim that drug-maker Pfizer has failed to warn doctors and patients about serious possible side effects of the cholesterol-lowering drug.

The two lawsuits claim that Lipitor caused lasting, debilitating muscle and nerve problems — including memory loss. Mark Jay Krum, a lawyer based in New York and Philadelphia, last Wednesday filed the suits in New York State Supreme Court on behalf of patients in New York and Atlanta.

✓ Join 150,000+ subscribers
✓ Get KevinMD's most popular stories