Q&A: Statins for primary prevention

The use of statins for primary prevention is contentious, with some critics saying the evidence is weak. Brisbane GP Professor Jenny Doust (pictured), professor of clinical epidemiology at Queensland's Bond University talks with Australian Doctor about the controversy.

Australian Doctor: Why is there debate over the use of statins for primary prevention?

Professor Doust: The controversy is not about whether we should be using statins in primary prevention, it’s about how low we push that risk level down.