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Letters Statins: we need an independent review

Editor in chief’s reply to Ebrahim and Davey Smith

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 11 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5458
  1. Fiona Godlee, editor in chief
  1. The BMJ, London WC1H 9JR, UK
  1. fgodlee{at}

I congratulate Ebrahim and Davey Smith for changing their minds in response to new information.1 2 I look forward to having the chance to do the same when the anonymised individual patient data (IPD) and clinical study reports (CSRs) from the statin trials are made available for independent review. This is what I have asked the chief medical officer to make happen.3

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