Pharmaceutical Crimes Continue Unpunished as Cholesterol Drug Lawsuits Stall

The statin or cholesterol reduction drug push has been tagged as the biggest medical scam of all time by medical practitioners who know better and are not afraid of being sued or harassed by drug makers. Despite several peer reviewed published studies that show both the ineffectiveness and dangers of statin drugs, they continue to dominate the pharmaceutical drug market. Cholesterol reducing statin drugs are prescribed unnecessarily and often with serious side effects, even as the whole theory of cholesterol causing heart attacks is proving false. For the thousands of victims filing lawsuits against Lipitor, the top selling cholesterol lowering statin drug of all time, a serious setback was suffered recently when U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel dismissed almost all of the 2800 cases being heard in his court.

Pfizer Sued for Consumer Fraud over Antidepressant – Suit Claims Drug No More Effective than Placebo

by Linda A. Johnson
Associated Press – usatoday.com

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The maker of Zoloft is being sued in an unusual case alleging the popular antidepressant has no more benefit than a dummy pill and that patients who took it should be reimbursed for their costs.

R. Brent Wisner of the Los Angeles firm Baum Hedlund Aristei Goldman, argues the Food […]