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Statin Articles


Statins prescriptions soar

5th July 2011

A new report has found prescriptions for statins has risen 20-fold since 1981.

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DNA used to predict side effects to statins

14th June 2011

Researchers are working on a test that would use patients' DNA to predict side effects to statins and help doctors better prescribe.

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Cooked tomatoes help battle cholesterol

23rd May 2011

Scientists have found cooked tomatoes can have the same benefits as statins for high cholesterol levels or high blood pressure.

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Statins could reduce the severity of pre-eclampsia

21st April 2011

Pregnant women could be treated for the potentially fatal condition using heart disease drugs.

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Experts urge England to improve cholesterol care

13th April 2011

Care needs to be improved for inherited high cholesterol condition.

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Cost-effective prescribing: Better Care Better Value (BCBV) indicator on statins

5th April 2011

The Department has issued guidance on the use of the prescribing Better Care Better Value Indicators, especially in relation to the indicator for statins.

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Benefits of statins questioned

19th January 2011

British researchers warn that low-risk patients should think twice about taking statins.

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Statins lower gallstone risk

29th November 2010

Long-term statin use appears to lower risk of developing gallstones according to research.

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Diabetes guidelines being reviewed

5th October 2010

New diabetes guidance will recommend GPs scale back on use of statins.

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UK news 10/09/10

10th September 2010

A round up of UK health news over past week.

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