TITLE

Lower cholesterol, lower price

AUTHOR(S)
Newman, Richard J.; Podolsky, Doug
PUB. DATE
April 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;4/4/94, Vol. 116 Issue 13, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
States that those who use certain cholesterol-lowering drugs could soon benefit from a price war. Swiss-based drug maker Sandoz who set the average price paid by pharmacists for Lescol, at about $30 for a one-month supply; Cost which could be about half the price of its rivals, Merck's Mevacor and Zocor and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Pravachol; Lescol's cholesterol-lowering ability.
ACCESSION #
9403307522

 

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