You'll see a big shift in statin use when atorvastatin (Lipitor) goes generic at the end of November

You'll see a big shift in statin use when atorvastatin (Lipitor) goes generic at the end of November.

Until now, simvastatin was the most potent generic statin...but the dosing is complicated.

For example, simvastatin needs to be limited to 40 mg/day due to the increased risk of myopathy with higher doses.

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