Atorvastatin price set to drop

The price of atorvastatin is likely to drop, perhaps dramatically, in the coming months as its UK patent protection expires in May. A recent report from Keele University says that the initial generic price, and how quickly it will fall, are not known yet, but all may be clearer by the October 2012 Drug Tariff update. A report in Pulse (here) suggests that GPs will be signed up to schemes for mass switching, to realise the windfall savings that could result.