My doc has me on Lipitor, which has been very effective at lowering my cholesterol. But the stuff costs me $25 a month after my insurance pays their part, and I know that the generic Lipitor is still a couple of years away. Now, Wal-Mart has that $5 prescription thing going on, but the only cholesterol drugs under this program are Lovastatin and Pravastatin.
What’s the story on this? I’d like to save some money, but my doctor thinks that Lipitor is the safest. I’ll stay with it if there’s any safety question, but what’s the conventional wisdom?