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NICE calls for wider use of statins

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:256
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Treatment with statins should be considered in patients with clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease and in people with a 20% or greater risk of developing the disease within 10 years. This was the recommended guidance to the NHS in England and Wales published last week, which will make an additional 3.3 million people eligible for these drugs.

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the body that advises on the use of treatments by the NHS, reviewed all available studies on the efficacy and cost …

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