Generic Alert 9172014





Generic Edge keeps you abreast of great buying opportunities we identify in prescription and OTC products with our two wholesalers. Quickly shifting prices in the generics market mean these buying opportunities may appear and disappear suddenly, so place your order through your wholesaler as quickly as possible to take advantage.



 Attention, AmerisourceBergen
 & McKesson Shareholders: 


Atorvastatin Supply Issues Could Trigger Price Rise


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Rumors of price increases on atorvastatin have been circulating for months.  There are five current manufacturers of this product, but Apotex has experienced significant inventory issues and we have noticed a run on inventory with secondary sources. 

Although this number of manufacturers should reduce the risk of significant increases, we are concerned that the disruption in supply may trigger an increase with manufacturers able to ship.  Due to the current low price, we recommend carrying extra inventory of this product at least until the supply chain stabilizes.  

On average, it takes more than 37 days for MACs to be adjusted when there is a generic increase, and often can take longer in many cases. In order to protect your margin, we recommend that you purchase enough inventory to carry you through this period of lagging reimbursement.