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 is supposed to come out next month. 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 just a few weeks. Watson Pharmaceuticals has announced that fully expects to start selling its generic version of Lipitor next month (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 for a while, 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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