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- Malcolm Kendrick, salaried general practitioner
- 1Brownley Green Health Centre, Wythenshaw M22 4GL
The true benefit of statins is actually much less than Spence outlines.1 This is mainly because the use of the term NNT (number needed to treat) is inappropriate, as the T implies treatment and cure. Statins do not treat or …
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