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Scrip 100: Statin debate set to run and run

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Earlier this year, as expected, final guidance on the use of statins in individuals with a relatively low risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) was issued by NICE, the health technology body for England and Wales. The new guidance lowered the treatment threshold from a 20% risk of CVD over ten years to 10%, and was published as it emerged that the use of statins had in any case expanded enormously – from 21.6 million prescriptions in England in 2003 to 63.1 million prescriptions in 2013.

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