$557K vs. $24K To Save Your Life

As a follow-up to the statin study (JUPITER) which showed that Crestor could save lives, there is lots of discussion about what to do. USA Today has an article showing the cost of putting the additional 7M people on Crestor that the study was based on versus putting them on a generic statin.

Using Crestor would cost $557,000 versus $24,000 for the generic. If I am the maker of a statin (or cholesterol lowering drug), I am feeling good right now.

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