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Is generic Crestor cheaper than brand-named Crestor?

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Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium), a cholesterol-lowering medication created by multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, does not currently have a generic version for purchase. There are several medications in the same class of medication, but only some of them are available in generic forms, According to Crestor.com.

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It is important to note that fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Crestor®, according to Drugs.com. Brand-name medications are more expensive than generics, but illegal versions of these medications may be counterfeit and unsafe. Generic prescription drug manufacturers will not be allowed to produce the generic version of Crestor® until the patent held for it by AstraZeneca expires in 2016.

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