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Generic Statins: Effectiveness, Affordability, and Patient AdherenceGeneric Statins: Effectiveness, Affordability, and Patient Adherence

Walter Cullen, MD; Patrick Murray, MD; and Anne Harnett, MPSI, BPharm
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From UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, and University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-1778.

Requests for Single Reprints: Walter Cullen, MD, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland; e-mail, walter.cullen@ucd.ie.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Cullen and Murray: UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Ms. Harnett: Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(6):447-448. doi:10.7326/M14-1778
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In this issue, Gagne and colleagues' observational study examined whether the use of generic versus brand-name statins affected patients' adherence to therapy and health outcomes. The editorialists discuss the findings and stress the importance of economic factors in medication adherence.

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