American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for the drug atorvastatin.
- n. an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
“Pfizer announced that in patients with established heart disease, Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium) 80 mg not only significantly reduced the relative risk of suffering a first cardiovascular event by 19 percent compared to Lipitor 10 mg but also provided a sustained reduction in the risk of a subsequent second, third, fourth, and fifth cardiovascular event, according to a subanalysis of the five-year Treating to New Targets (TNT) study.”
“The name Lipitor might sound like a Transformers robot to the average individual, but to the pharmaceuticals industry it means big business.”
“My favorite version of this theory is what I call the Lipitor Effect: if your daily diet includes 20 mg of the anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor, it can also include a pastrami sandwich.”
“Revenue jumped 39% because of last year's $68 billion purchase of Wyeth and despite a double-digit percentage drop in Lipitor sales.”
“Lipitor is just one example amoungst hundreds of similar items.”
“Lipitor is the best selling cholesterol-lowering drug with $8.6 billion in sales in the USA last year.”
“The study found that for every 100 people given high doses of the statin Lipitor, there were about two fewer strokes and three to four fewer major heart problems than among those given dummy pills.”
“Another Coup for Lipitor: That miracle drug, Lipitor, is in the news again.”
“Lipitor is for chloresterol and I am controlling it at 160 - mid range.”
“I keep wishing some self-righteous wacko pharmacist would decide that something like Lipitor is messing with god’s will/letting sinners off the hook, too, and refuse to dispense it.”
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