Switching Statins Often Leads to Wrong Doses

STOCKHOLM -- A third of patients on cholesterol-lowering therapy received inadequate doses of generic simvastatin after being switched from atorvastatin (Lipitor), an analysis of a large pharmacy database showed. Because of differences in potency between brand-name statins and generic versions, doctors must adjust the number of pills patients take. What researchers found was that fewer than half of patients who switched from brand-name statins to generci received doses of equal potency after...Full Story
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