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Concern Over Crestor Side Effects Is Old News

Concern Over Crestor Side Effects Is Old News November 18, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of Crestor, recently released its third-quarter (Q3) results for 2015 during which the company referenced various patent and personal injury lawsuits for the benefit of investors and analysts concerned, as they are, about all aspects of doing business. And a Crestor lawsuit, for a pharmaceutical firm, is simply part of doing business. However, various Crestor side effects have not only been fueling lawsuits, but have also been raising the ire of health advocates for some time.
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Crestor Lawsuits Still Percolating

Crestor Lawsuits Still Percolating September 10, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA Not that Americans could be accused of popping any medication like candy. But there are times when consumers have become so desensitized to medications, that popping a pill such as an aspirin or a statin to rein in bad cholesterol is rarely given a second thought. However, with statins, and specifically Crestor, a second thought might be warranted with regard to Crestor side effects.
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Are Statins Linked to Aggression?

Are Statins Linked to Aggression? July 24, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA When people start taking Crestor, they likely watch for some of the reported Crestor side effects that affect them physically. Not many people think to watch for emotional side effects linked to medications. But a recently published study suggests statins may be linked to increased aggression in women.
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Crestor: Life Preserver or Condoned Statin Predator?

Crestor: Life Preserver or Condoned Statin Predator? May 6, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC There is no question that as statin drugs go, Crestor is one of the success stories. According to the New York Times and the Associated Press (AP 5/1/15), Medicare and Medicaid spent $2.2 billion on Crestor in 2013, reflected in figures released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. And while Crestor is just one of a basket of statins designed to lower levels of the so-called “bad” cholesterol thought to promote heart disease and foster heart attacks, there are various Crestor Side Effects that worry both patients and those doctors who feel that taking a statin may not be necessary for those who are not at a higher risk for cardiovascular issues.
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Crestor Issues Maintain Center Stage in Crestor Lawsuits

Crestor Issues Maintain Center Stage in Crestor Lawsuits March 18, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Austin, TX While a Crestor lawsuit alleging the withholding of test results linking Crestor to diabetes and other side effects quietly percolates through the courts, a couple of one-year anniversaries are due later this year that affords no cheer for health advocates concerned with the adverse event profile for rosuvastatin (Crestor), and other statin drugs in the class.
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Have Crestor Side Effects Done Me In?

Have Crestor Side Effects Done Me In? February 20, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Toronto, ON Can we talk? Thank you. This is written in the first person as the subject at hand is Crestor and I have been mandated to take the stuff by my doctor. I fit the profile: I am middle-aged and my so-called “bad” LDL cholesterol is a tad on the high side. For various reasons he has me on 30 mg per day, which may be reduced going forward as needed. I hope so. Because I might have Crestor diabetes.
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2014: The Year the FDA Said No to a Black Box for Statins

2014: The Year the FDA Said No to a Black Box for Statins January 16, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC The start of a new year gives pause to look back at the year that was, and the various stories and issues relating to pharmaceutical drugs and medical products that defined 2014. One defining moment that almost flew under the radar occurred in June, when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected the call for a black box warning for statin drugs. Crestor is amongst those statins, and Crestor side effects are among those identified with those of other competing statins by a well-known health watchdog in petitioning the FDA to implement the black box warning.
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More Crestor Side Effects on the Horizon?

More Crestor Side Effects on the Horizon? December 15, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Vancouver, Canada A new study suggests that Crestor side effects and the side effects of other statin drugs may include an increased risk of developing cataracts. Crestor and other statins have been previously linked to an increased risk of necrotizing myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Two recent studies have also suggested that Crestor might be linked to an increased risk of diabetes.
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Despite Concerns about Side Effects, Crestor the Most Prescribed Drug

Despite Concerns about Side Effects, Crestor the Most Prescribed Drug November 13, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA Despite concerns about Crestor side effects, a recent list of the most prescribed drugs in the US lists the statin as the number one drug. Crestor, and other statins, has been linked to side effects including muscle toxicity (known as rhabdomyolysis). These side effects resulted in Public Citizen writing a letter to the FDA in 2005 to warn about the risk of side effects.
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Some Statins Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy: Is Crestor among Them?

Some Statins Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy: Is Crestor among Them? October 14, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC Joe and Terry Graedon, both doctors, are also authors and maintain a popular syndicated column known as The People’s Pharmacy. Readers write in with their ailments with the Graedons offering some sage advice. Recently, a patient on one popular statin for several years followed by Crestor for the last year had some questions about side effects and wondered if they were, indeed, Crestor issues.
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