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Green light on safety for rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin is safe and being prescribed correctly by GPs, the UK drug safety research unit concludes.

There have been several media scares over the safety of rosuvastatin, but the report found the drug was 'reasonably well tolerated' in general practice.

The analysis of 11,680 patients, published in the latest issue of Drug Safety, did find an increase in abnormal liver func- tion tests with high doses, but no instances of rhabdomyolysis.

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