Make more statins avail­able

Daily Express - - For Brexit -

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.

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