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Letters Statins for all?

If facts do not fit theory, the theory is wrong

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 02 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6584
  1. Andrew N Bamji, consultant rheumatologist1
  1. 1Chelsfield Park Hospital, Orpington BR6 7RG, UK
  1. bamji{at}

I am amused that I first heard of the Daily Mail’s recent report on statin research in the BMJ,1 not least because that newspaper published my personal view on statins and their side effects in 2009.2 Afterwards I had a deluge of letters describing similar experiences and all described the difficulty of getting their doctor …

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