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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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Statins help to cut heart attack deaths by half

Firstly, Medical Specialists Pharmacy would like to wish everybody a slightly belated Merry Christmas and we hope everyone has had a fantastic few days with their family, friends and loved ones. Secondly, we have already touched upon one group of … Continue reading

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Study says Statins good for healthy heart too

Cholesterol lowering statins may help cut the risk of heart attack significantly even in healthy people, according to a new Oxford study published in The Lancet. The findings suggest everyone over 50 should qualify for statin therapy and the international treatment guidelines for statins should be reconsidered. Continue reading

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