Cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor reduces mortality in study

08/29/2011 | CNN/The Chart blog

A follow-up study in the European Heart Journal found that patients taking Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor had a 14% lower death rate compared with placebo users. The finding was attributed mainly to a significant reduction in mortality from respiratory and infectious diseases. A clinical trial of Lipitor ended in 2003 after the statin demonstrated effectiveness in preventing stroke and heart attack.

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