If not, read on for how much money you could be saving with a little legwork:
CVS charges $150 for a monthly prescription of the generic version of the cholesterol drug Lipitor. The same drug goes for $17 at Costco.
That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports nationwide survey that sent secret shoppers to 200 . . . → Read More: Are You Shopping Around For Your Prescription Drugs Yet?
Generics for a fistful of major prescription drugs like Lipitor, Singulair, and Plavix became available in the last year. So why is your doctor still prescribing you a brand-name drug when a generic drug is available?
Eight in 10 prescriptions are filled with generics rather than brand-name drugs these days.
The generics are usually inexpensive. . . . → Read More: Why Is Your Doctor Still Prescribing You a Brand-Name Drug?
Big head’s up if you take one of the generic versions of Lipitor: Generic drug giant Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has issued a major recall of its generic version of Lipitor. The generic Lipitor pills may be laced with tiny shards of glass.
The recall covers 41 lots of atorvastatin, the generic version of Lipitor. The recall . . . → Read More: Massive Recall of Generic Lipitor Begins
We know that lots of you have been waiting for this one. MedVantx is now making free generic Lipitor samples available in doctors offices for patients to try. If you are take Lipitor and haven’t switched to generic Lipitor yet, this is the perfect opportunity to try a free sample.
From the press release: . . . → Read More: Free Generic Lipitor Samples Now In Doctors’ Offices
We got a huge response to the news that Meijer stores in the Midwest are now offering generic Lipitor for free, and we’ve got more good news. Wegmans in the Northeast has joined the free generic Lipitor bandwagon and is now offering free prescriptions of generic Lipitor, atorvastatin.
Wegmans is offering the free generic Lipitor . . . → Read More: Wegmans Joins the Free Generic Lipitor Bandwagon
Huge news if you have high cholesterol. The Meijer retail chain is now offering the generic version of Lipitor for free. From their press release:
In an effort to help families be heart healthy, this week Midwest retailer Meijer began offering the generic substitute for Lipitor®* (atorvastatin calcium) for free in all 199 Meijer pharmacies.
. . . → Read More: Meijer Pharmacies Will Offer Generic Lipitor for FREE!
We get a a lot of questions about Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor. Even though generic Lipitor hit the market last year, Lipitor prices only came down a smidge and generic Lipitor prices aren’t much less. We constantly get questions from cholesterol patients asking “Why is Lipitor still so expensive?”, “Isn’t generic Lipitor supposed . . . → Read More: Generic Drugs: Will Lipitor Prices Ever Come Down?
We get a lot of questions about the Lipitor $4 Copay Card. Lots and lots of question about the the Lipitor $4 Copay Card. Here’s the latest:
My wife takes Lipitor Generic and gets her meds through the mail from Medco. We have insurance but her co-pays are about $40 for 90 day supply. Does . . . → Read More: Does the $4 Lipitor Copay Card Really Deliver Lipitor for $4? Sort Of…
You don’t have to tell us how popular the Lipitor $4 Co-Pay Card is. The Lipitor $4 Co-Pay Card has made brand-name Lipitor affordable for thousands of cholesterol patients across the country, in some cases even cheaper than the generic versions of Lipitor that are now available.
Well, now a consumer group has challenged whether . . . → Read More: Is the Lipitor $4 Co-Pay Card Illegal? Lawsuit Says Yes….
It’s been more than a month since generic Lipitor has hit the market, and while we’ve all been jumping for joy that prices are coming down somewhat (and will come down much more in a few months when more generic versions of Lipitor roll out), we’ve also been getting some very puzzled emails from cholesterol . . . → Read More: Generic Lipitor: Why Does My Pharmacy Keep Giving Me Brand Name Lipitor?