Generic Lipitor, called atorvastatin, is now available in U.S. pharmacies but PharmacyChecker.com price data shows that it’s actually far more expensive than brand name Lipitor sold abroad. The bottom line with Lipitor and atorvastatin is that for the insured with pharmacy benefits, co-payments for Lipitor, whether brand or generic, will now be very low. But if you must pay for your prescription drugs out of pocket, you can save approximately 70% buying the brand name drug from international online pharmacies instead of the generic drug domestically. It can mean the difference of annual payments of $1300 for the generic product vs. $400 for the brand name.
Source data: PharmacyChecker.com Lipitor Price Comparisons
For more see our press release from yesterday: Generic Lipitor Still More Expensive Than Brand Name Lipitor in Other Countries.Tagged with: brand, comparisons, drug coverage, generic drugs, Lipitor, Pfiizer, pharmacychecker.com, press release, price data, U.S. pharmacy