Last week an email containing what looked like a great story arrived in my inbox – drug kills 800,000 in Europe in 5 years! A quick check revealed that that this was no wild or dodgy claim. It was based on research by a cardiologist at Imperial College Professor Darryl Francis, just published in the European Heart Journal.(Read more…)
Current Posts – 04 Mar 2014
Should many more of us be taking statins and if so what’s the evidence it is a good idea? NICE suggests that their guidelines should be changed to make millions more eligible for the drug. But they are basing their recommendation on the work of a far less well known body -The Cholesterol Trialist (CTT) Collaboration, a highly respected research group in Oxford.