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Pfizer ends plans to market over-the-counter version of Lipitor in US.

M2 PHARMA-July 30, 2015-Pfizer ends plans to market over-the-counter version of Lipitor in US


Pfizer, a United States-based drug manufacturer, has ended its plan to market an over-the-counter version of its cholesterol pill, Lipitor, in the United States, it was reported yesterday.

During December 2014, the firm completed a Phase III actual use trial, which was intended to simulate the OTC use of Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) 10mg.

The program was ended as the trial did not meet its primary objectives of indicating patient compliance with the direction to check their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level and, after checking their LDL-C level, took appropriate action based on their test results.

Initiated in October 2013, the Phase III actual use trial enrolled around 1,311 patients.

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