Switching statins: Cost of simvastatin is overestimatedBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7556.1512-a (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1512
- John S Ashcroft, general practitioner ([email protected])
- Old Station Surgery, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8ES
EDITOR—Although the savings identified by Moon and Bogle look impressive,1 and the price of simvastatin may look cheap; the authors have overstated the cost of simvastatin to the NHS by a factor of 4, and the future cost, probably by a factor of 8 and maybe 40.
The market price for simvastatin 10 mg is 29p per …
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