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Lipitor Patent Ends; Generic Available. What Now?

Lipitor patients may be switched to a generic or may continue to get Lipitor (and for less), depending on insurance company deals with Pfizer. Here’s a guide.

Lipitor is the most prescribed name-brand drug in America — nearly 3.5 million people take it every day to control their cholesterol. Since the statin entered the market in 1997, it’s earned New York-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. $81 billion, making it the best-selling prescription drug of all time, according to IMS Health, a Danbury, Conn.-based healthcare information company.

Read more of my article, “Lipitor Patent Ends; Generic Available. What Now?” at the Los Angeles Times.

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