Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. shows bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor, which is sold under a deal with Pfizer. Half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concluded.
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. shows bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor, which is sold under a deal with Pfizer. Half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concluded. File photo The Associated Press
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. shows bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor, which is sold under a deal with Pfizer. Half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concluded. File photo The Associated Press

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