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What are the list of different statins

There are seven different statin drugs prescribed in the US. Atorvastatin was developed by Pfizer and sold under the name Lipitor. Pfizer owned the patent until expiration in November 2011. Lipitor is synthetic and it is also used to reduce triglyceride levels as well as reducing blood pressure. It is estimated that 21% of statin prescriptions in the US are for atorvastatin. Simvastatin was developed by Merck and sold by the name Zocor. Many manufacturers […]