New analysis fuels debate on merits of prescribing statins to low risk people

@article{Kmietowicz2014NewAF,
  title={New analysis fuels debate on merits of prescribing statins to low risk people},
  author={Zosia Kmietowicz},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={348}
}
  • Zosia Kmietowicz
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • The controversy concerning the prescribing of statins to a wider section of the population showed no signs of abating this week after a new analysis—this time of high quality observational studies involving data on millions of patients—found that the risk of harmful effects from statins was very small and similar to those seen in clinical trials.1 The finding is fuelling the debate on whether statins should be extended to healthy people who are at low risk of cardiovascular disease, as… CONTINUE READING

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