Cheaper Generic Statins Beat Brand-Name Statins in Adherence and Outcomes

September 15, 2014 9:37 PM

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A large observational study finds that people who received a prescription for a generic statin were more likely to take their pills than people who received a prescription for a brand-name statin. This increased adherence appeared to lead to a small but significant improvement in outcomes.

In a paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Joshua Gagne and colleagues at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and CVS Caremark (the study was funded by generic manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals) compared data from 83,731 people who started a prescription for a generic statin with 6,380 people...

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