Hissey Kientz LLP recently announced a new practice area for individuals suffering from side effects after taking the drugs Zetia and Vytorin . Research published in November 2009 showed that patients taking the cholesterol drug Zetia were more likely to suffer serious and possibly life-threatening side effects compared with patients who were prescribed another drug to lower cholesterol. Vytorin is a related pill that combines Zetia (generically known as ezetimibe) with Zocor (simvastatin).
Zetia’s side effects have been linked to heart attacks, cancer, and liver damage. The new practice section includes research findings, efficacy, lawsuits and settlements, and ongoing tracking of related news.