Generic Lipitor Makes Its Debut

The first generic versions of atorvastatin (brand name, Lipitor) are hitting the shelves. Watson Pharmaceuticals said it began shipping its generic version Wednesday, while the FDA approved Ranbaxy’s version of atorvastatin the same day.

A New York Times story outlines the steps Lipitor’s manufacturer, Pfizer, has taken to help maintain sales of the brand name version.

source: FDA

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