Report: Wegmans extends free atorvastatin offer through end of year

PHILADELPHIA — Wegmans will be offering the popular cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin free of charge through the end of the year, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday. 

According to the report, the generic equivalent to Lipitor would have sold for $67.88 for 30 tablets and $191.08 for 90 tablets in 2012 if the customer had no insurance to offset the cost. Before facing generic competition in November, 2011, Lipitor was the leading branded prescription as measured in dollars. 

"This dovetails with our mission of helping people live better lives through healthy living," Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale told the Inquirer

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