August 2010

2009 Drug Utilization and Cost Trends in Lipid-Lowering Agents

August 21, 2010

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

The dispensing rate for generic statins is expected to rise slowly due to increased volumes of simvastatin and pravastatin sodium moderated by increased Crestor volumes.

Efficacy of Ezetimibe 2.5 mg With a Novel Tablet-Splitting Strategy

August 20, 2010

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

This prospective randomized study suggests that ezetimibe 2.5 mg, delivered as an ezetimibe/simvastatin tablet split into 4 parts, is clinically equivalent to a 10-mg dose.