Make more statins available
FOR some time now statins have been seen as a super drug which can ward off heart attacks and prolong people’s lives. This appears to have been confirmed by the research by scientists who have found that 12,000 high-risk patients would benefit from higher doses of statins.
The potential of this remarkable medication has not been fully explored in the NHS and doctors should perhaps be looking to make them more available especially to patients with high cholesterol. It is essential that drugs which help people live longer and improve their quality of life are made available to those who need them.