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Statin prescriptions in UK now total a million each week

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 14 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4350
  1. Daniel Trusler
  1. 1BMJ

New figures from the British Heart Foundation this week showed annual statin prescriptions in England soared from 295 000 to 52 million between 1981 and 2008. Around seven million people in the UK are now taking prescribed statins, and more are buying low dose statins over …

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