When choosing statin therapy: The case for generics

Jonas B. Green, Joseph S. Ross, Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Nilay D. Shah, Harlan M. Krumholz

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The development of 'Top 5' lists across specialties and at regular intervals can help to remind physicians that optimal care is often possible at a lower cost. For purposes of cardiovascular risk reduction, generic statins, or their brand equivalents if priced similarly, remain the appropriate choice for dyslipidemic patients initiating statin therapy. In this article, we review the evidence supporting the choice of generic statins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalJAMA internal medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 11 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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