Maker of Lipitor Digs In to Fight Generic Rival

November 3, 2007

Many patients on the cholesterol drug are switching to a cheaper alternative, but Pfizer is putting up a fight. While Lipitor itself is not available as a generic, a very similar drug made by Merck, Zocor, lost its patent protection last year. The generic version of Zocor, simvastatin, is now much cheaper than Lipitor, leading insurers to press doctors and patients to switch. – NYTIMES
I take simvastatin.


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