Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

September 15, 2014 9:33 PM

3 0

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medications are cheaper generic brands, new research suggests.

At issue are the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. Well-known brands include Crestor, Zocor and Lipitor. Generic statins are also available. The drugs are designed to lower the risk of heart problems due to clogged arteries.

Also read: BAT heaps $47 bln of peer pressure on Reynolds

Read more

To category page