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Don’t miss a beat! Get involved with October’s National Cholesterol Month

As a long-term provider of popular high-cholesterol treatments such as Lipitor and Crestor, Medical Specialists® Pharmacy are proudly supporting October’s National Cholesterol Month 2015, organised by the charity HEART UK to raise more awareness about what cholesterol is, the often … Continue reading

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Millions more to be eligible for cholesterol-boosting statins

The threshold for those eligible to take cholesterol-lowering statins has been drastically cut by medicines regulator the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), meaning millions more adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will now be offered statins … Continue reading

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Overwhelming evidence shows statins are ‘very effective and safe’

The benefits of cholesterol-boosting statins far outweigh the risks and the “jury is no longer out”, leading health experts said yesterday. Six professors from British universities decided to wade into the fierce debate about Britain’s most prescribed type of medication, … Continue reading

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New guidance recommends millions more to take statins

There could soon be millions more British patients being prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins such as atorvastatin or pravastatin to safeguard against heart attack and stroke, following the publication of new guidelines in the United States of who would benefit from taking … Continue reading

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South London stroke rates drop by 40% since 1995, statins credited

A new study has found that the incidence of strokes in a large area of South London has declined by more than a third during the 15 years between 1995 and 2010. Researchers from King’s College in London say that … Continue reading

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