Kendrick was spot on over dubious value of statins
From Dr Roger Weeks
Sheen, south-west London
I couldn't agree more with Malcolm Kendrick's superb rant about the dubious value of statins (Clinical, 3 August). I've been saying this for years. When the Polypill idea surfaced in the BMJ I thought it was a spoof.
Then I thought the whole world's gone bonkers and there's only me left sane. Now I'm born again as I've found Kendrick. How do I join the International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics or has the Government proscribed it?
· From Dr Nicholas Down
GPs have been led like lemmings into this sacred cow of so-called accepted practice and it is a disgrace that so much NHS money is wrapped up in what I suspect will one day be seen as a red herring.
One thing Malcolm Kendrick omitted is the co-enzyme Q problem with statins. GPs are unwittingly creating a vast cohort of CoQ-depleted patients which will come to haunt those folk at NICE in years to come.