Pfizer’s Lipitor: How Big Pharma Blocks Reimbursement Of Generics

Good news! You learn that today, November 30, 2011, a generic version of Lipitor® is going on sale for the first time. You have been using Lipitor® as an adjunct to your diet to reduce your cholesterol, So you run down to the pharmacy and ask to have the generic atorvastatin, at a fraction of the price you have been paying for Lipitor®, the world’s top selling drug made by Pfizer. What happens? There’s a good chance you’ll be told by the pharmacist that generic atorvastatin is “not available” but brand-name Lipitor® is. Why? … Read More…