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Timing of simvastatin treatment: Trial is not reported according to CONSORT guidelines

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:167
  1. Melanie Calvert (, research fellow,
  2. Richard McManus, clinical research fellow,
  3. John MacLeod, clinical research fellow
  1. Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR—The paper by Wallace et al on the timing of administering simvastatin is interesting but flawed because of assessing cholesterol concentrations at one time point and the relation of this time point to time of drug dosing and diurnal variations in cholesterol concentration.1 2 This difficulty is compounded by the fact that, contrary to the BMJ's own advice to contributors, this trial is …

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