oa South African Family Practice - Patients who switched from established Lipitor therapy to simvastatin experienced a significant 30 percent increase in relative risk of cardiovascular events or death, new observational study shows : press release



Vienna, Austria, September 5 - An observational study of a large United Kingdom primary care database showed that switching patients from Pfizer's Lipitor(R) (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets to simvastatin was associated with a 30 percent increase in the relative risk of major cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, strokes and certain types of heart surgeries, or death compared to patients who remained on Lipitor therapy.


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