Lipitor will Require Prior Authorization Effective April 1, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Anthem Blue Cross recently announced that atorvastatin, a new generic for the brand name Lipitor, had been added to the Anthem Blue Cross covered drug list. Since the generic is less expensive and just as safe and effective as Lipitor, beginning April 1, 2012, prior authorization will be needed for Lipitor to be covered. Atorvastatin will be covered without prior authorization.
This change impacts all of the commercial and individual business. Medicare Part D and state-sponsored business are not impacted.