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Lipitor Significantly Lowered Hospitalization Costs for Patients,with Heart Disease, Two New Analyses Show

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 27, 2007 - Pfizer announced today that Lipitor(R) (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets (80 mg) lowered hospitalization costs by significantly reducing the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with heart disease, according to two separate economic analyses. The data were presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.

"One of these analyses suggests that even with the availability of low cost generics, intensive Lipitor therapy is a good economic value," said Dr. Peter Lindgren, managing director of European Health Economics in Stockholm, Sweden, and lead investigator of the economic evaluation of the Incremental Decrease in Endpoints through Aggressive Lipid Lowering (IDEAL) trial. "The economic impact of heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. alone totals more than $400 billion in medical care and lost productivity annually."

New IDEAL Health Economic Analysis

In a new post-hoc analysis of a subset of patients (n=999) in the IDEAL study that had acute coronary syndrome (i.e. had a heart attack less than two months prior to entering the study):

-- Hospitalization costs during the five-year trial were 21 percent lower for Lipitor 80 mg ($6,427 per patient) than for simvastatin 20 mg--40 mg ($8,179 per patient).

-- This finding was due to the significant 21 percent reduction in the risk of any cardiovascular event for these patients.

Even in a low cost generic market, treatment of acute coronary syndrome patients with Lipitor 80 mg is predicted to reduce cardiovascular events at an acceptable incremental cost over simvastatin 20 mg-40 mg.

On average in the U.S., coronary heart disease, including heart attacks, costs $ 96,467 in direct costs per patient, a stroke costs $59,429 and certain types of heart surgery cost $122,122.

"As physicians, payers and employers come under increasing pressure to reduce medical h
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