We know…Lipitor was supposed to go generic in 2008, then it was supposed to go generic in March 2010, then late 2010, and now a generic version of Lipitor isn’t expected until November 2011. We wouldn’t blame you if you felt like the whole question of a generic version of Lipitor was just a big giant tease for cholesterol patients.
Well, we have both good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s looking very likely likely at this point that a generic version of Lipitor will be available in November of this year. Watson Pharmaceuticals has announced that fully expects to start selling its generic version of Lipitor in November, and it seems like all systems are a go for it to finally happen.
The bad news is that Watson is probably going to be the only pharmaceutical manufacturer selling a generic version of Lipitor in November, so if you’ve been waiting for lower-cost version of Lipitor to hit the market, you might have to wait a while longer for prices to come down much from the $100 a month that it costs most people.
Still, it’s a good bet that prices of generic Lipitor will eventually drop to about a third of that. In the meantime, don’t forget to ask your doctor and pharmacist about whether there are any lower-cost alternative prescription drugs which could be an alternative to Lipitor.
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