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Too heavy-handed with cox-2s

Re: why is such emphasis being put on statins? (Letters, January 8). Hear! Hear! What a wise and prudent letter.

I went to an update conference recently, provided by Primed, where we were told that there is benefit in giving statins to anyone whose serum cholesterol is above or equal to 3.5mm/L.

Call me old-fashioned, but the only benefit I can see is to the drug manufacturer's pocket.

As the medical profession is still reeling from recent revelations about HRT, Seroxat and cox-2 inhibitors, you would think doctors would look a little more closely at the next therapeutic merry-go-round we are in the process of leaping on to.

Dr Jayne Donegan


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