My cardiologist told me that patent for Toprol XL (Metoprolol
Succinate) is about to expire, or
has already do so, and the price will drop dramatically. He also mentioned that the patent on Lipitor is about the expire, and pharmicutical companies are licking their chops for that one. I'm on Simvastatin, and he plans to switch me as soon as the price drops on Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium). as he claims it's a much better drug.
So, no, you're not alone.