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It may soon be recommended that statins are prescribed to patients with a low risk of cardiovascular disease. John Abramson from the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School explains why the risks associated with taking the drug may have been underplayed.
Also this week, interviews with Steve Field, the new chief inspector of hospitals, and Richard Vautry, deputy chairman of the BMA's GP committee, recorded at the National Association of Primary Care's annual Best Practice conference.
Should people at low risk of cardiovascular disease take a statin?