Tue. Sep 27th, 2022

2 thoughts on “Class Action Lawsuit Against Statin Drugs

  1. I am a 52 year old man who has been on statin cholesterol drugs since 26 years of age. My doctor increased my dose on Simvastatin from 20 mg per day to 40 mg per day because my total cholesterol was up to 212. Over the past week I have had increased pain in some of my joints despite the fact that I have slept better most nights over the past 3 weeks or more. The previous primary care provider was an older male mid-level practitioner who was incredibly argumentative about me getting of generic Lipitor (Atorvastatin).

    I am also a pharmacist who has been practicing pharmacy for 27 years now, and do not like the statin cholesterol medications that well. I especially do not like the two more potent ones…being Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and Rosuvastatin (Crestor). At a previous job I performed the monthly medication reviews on every patient in a 302 bed long term care facility. I recommended that the medical providers switch Lipitor and Crestor to either Simvastatin or Lovastatin due to formulary and cost reasons. A male physician’s assistant informed me that every one of his patients who were switched to Simvastatin had mystery rashes that cleared up within days or weeks after getting off either Lipitor or Crestor. This PAC told me that he tried every antibiotic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory cream he could think of to clear up his patient’s rashes with no results. Yet switching his patients to a lower powered statin cholesterol med or completely getting them off those meds resulted in his patient’s mystery rashes going away somehow.

    I will relate this experience I had being seen as a patient for exacerbated allergy symptoms and a possible sinus infection in November, 2015 in Tulsa, OK, at an urgent care clinic to demonstrate how some medical doctors do things in our “wonderful” health care system in the United States.
    I told the doctor what I was eating to improve my health. He responded with. “Don’t eat those foods. That’s an expensive diet. Just eat the cheap stuff and we will prescribe medications as necessary.”
    My diet wasn’t that expensive. I can usually afford to eat healthier than the average person in the Oklahoma and the United States, yet I have effectively been told not to eat healthy by a doctor!!

    I consider this to be an indictment on both that particular doctor and our healthcare system in general.

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