Gout drug shows benefit post-MI

But there are too many unanswered questions to use it in practice yet, says expert

Daily low-dose colchicine following treatment for acute MI lowers the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events, results of a large study show.

Autumn crocus - originbal source of colchicine
Autumn crocus - original source of colchicine

Nearly 2400 patients randomised to a 0.5mg daily dose of the drug for almost two years were 23% less likely to have any of a composite of cardiovascular events than