Many, many senior citizens nationwide are on the prescription medication called Lipitor. This drug has been used by millions of people nationwide to help cholesterol problems. Previously, Lipitor was only available as a brand name medication which cost much higher than generic versions like other medications had available.
As of today 11/30/11, the drug maker Pfizer will no longer have the exclusive rights to the ingredients used in Lipitor, so now less costly generic versions will be available very shortly. Lipitor was one of the highest selling drugs of all time and will likely never be beat by any other drug in the future (unless there is a new Medication to fight cancer).
Forbes published a nice article about Lipitor running out of it's patent on the drug. You can read it here: Why There Will Never Be Another Drug Like Lipitor
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