June 16, 2011
As part of our ongoing commitment to keep your costs in line, Humana Pharmacy Solutions monitors the launch of generic medications and recognizes the value they bring to cost management. Here are some commonly used medications that will have generics available in 2011 and 2012.
This past March, Xalatan (glaucoma) was offered in a generic version. Looking ahead in 2011, in June Levaquin (antibiotic), in October Zyprexa (antipsychotic), and in November Lipitor (cholesterol) will be offered in generic form.
In 2012, you can look forward to a wide range of new generics. Here are the brand-name drugs and the months in which their generic versions will likely be available. March—Avapro (hypertension), Lexapro (depression), Viagra (impotence), and Seroquel (antipsychotic). May—Plavix (antiplatelet). August—Singulair (asthma), and Actos (diabetes). September—Diovan (hypertension).
For more information, contact your Humana representative today.