Has anyone tried the new generic version of Lipitor, atorvastatin? If you have, how did it work for you? My husband was on simvistatin for many years with mediocre results. When he came under the care of a cardiologist (as opposed to a general practitioner) 3 years ago, he was switched to Lipitor which has worked well in cholesterol reduction even in a reduced dosage because of muscle issues. Yesterday, the PBM (pharmacy benefits manager) called and said they wanted him to switch back to simvistatin. He told them to talk to the cardiologist and get back to us. They called today and said the doc wants him to switch to the generic Lipitor, atorvastatin. We just bought a 6-month supply of Lipitor so the new RX won't kick in until next January but I'm curious about other folks' experience. The irony of it all is that the generic costs exactly the same as brand-name Lipitor. The PBM "thinks" it will come down in the future. Given his poor result from previous generics and the muscle pain issue with Lipitor, I'm not anxious to switch to a new formulation; he will have to be on the new drug six months before they will test for liver function issues and cholesterol reduction, and a lot of nasty things can happen in your body in six months.