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NICE guidelines chair: 'The evidence is clearly there for a reduction in the risk threshold for statins'

Dr Anthony Wierzbicki, chair of NICE’s guidelines group on lipid modification, tells Pulse reporter Caroline Price why they pushed ahead with the decision to lower the 10-year risk threshold for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease to 10%, despite oppositon from the BMA.

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  • Sadly it goes way beyond the abysmal provision of children's mental health services. A 2007 Unicef report painted a pretty grim picture of toxic childhood in the UK. We have high levels of teenage pregnancy, depression and drug use. We have one of the lowest ages of criminal responsibility in Europe at 10y old. This is a country where you can now get a criminal record for taking your children on holiday and where a paedophile ring has been uncovered in parliament. I believe the current framework available to manage troubled children is little more than legalised child abuse. We desperately need to assess our entire approach to looking after children and change the culture in which our most precious resource, our children grow and develop.

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  • Surely we have dr Kendrick who has analysed. Not and knows this is a waste . Read the mail

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  • 6.42. Are you listening to statins or doing a new article on UNICEF and child provision .. Go to

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