Medicare News: Lipitor Price to Fall

lipitor-medicareFinally… Lipitor’s patent expired on November 30, 2011.

The new generic version of Lipitor is called Atorvastatin and should be available at your local pharmacy now. The pricing for this generic version will be less than the “name-brand” but, starting in June 2012, when all drug makers can start making the drug, prices should fall dramatically.

By next fall, 2012, the price for generic Lipitor will be down to about $2.00 per capsule and by 2013 it will likely be down to approximately .50 cents or less. More good news for seniors taking Lipitor!