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8/5/2012: Generics Saved $193 Billion (MedPage Today; free registration required)
"Savings could continue to skyrocket, since certain blockbuster products such as cholesterol drug atorvastatin (Lipitor) and antipsychotic olanzapine (Zyprexa) only became generic late in 2011, and other high-profile drugs such as the blood thinner clopidogrel (Plavix) continue to have generic versions.... [T]he fresh numbers are the industry's attempt to place renewed importance on generic drugs and their possible role in crafting federal savings through health policy."
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