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Switching statins: How to do it without tears and to benefit the NHS

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1513
  1. Thomas Lau, general practitioner (
  1. Lliswerry Medical Centre, Newport, Gwent NP20 5EB

    EDITOR—Moon and Bogle discuss how switching to generic simvastatin could save money for the NHS in England.1 The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) was established in 2002 to advise the minister of health of the Wales Assembly on promoting safe and cost effective prescribing. The group considers that the promotion of generic simvastatin as the most cost effective statin of choice will …

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