Polypill debate continuesBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.289-a (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:289
Concept is a fascinating thought experiment
- James Willis, retired general practitioner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Alton, Hampshire GU34 1PB
EDITOR—The Polypill concept is dependent on two huge assumptions—that it will reduce cardiovascular events by a large amount and that it will prove so safe that routine surveillance is unnecessary.1 But the serious possibility that both are true provides a fascinating thought experiment.
To benefit from the Polypill you …