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GPs face major drive to put younger patients on statins as JBS recommends lifetime QRisk score


What irritates me the most about the guideline makers is their pretence that they come across a magic pill that we all SHOULD be prescribing.Wouldn't it be more honest of them if they said that "look folks we're really desperate to have a drug that stablises atheromatous plaques,that cuts the risk of acute coronary events down to zero but because there is no such thing at present we suggest that you MAY wish to try a statin in the high risk groups bearing in mind that there is no primary prevention trial date for its efficacy"

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02 Jul 2013

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