Some catalysts for debate on statins

The report on the association of cholesterol levels and heart disease outcomes, and the prescribing of statins was the catalyst for weeks of passionate debate and controversy in our profession and in the broader community. It is high time we had this debate.

Working in general practice, we are constantly faced with having to make judgment calls about risk and benefit… not on the basis of single substance, single health outcome studies, but balancing the needs of the real patient sitting in front of us

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