UK MDs oppose selling statins without prescription

Meek, Colin
July 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/6/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
journal article
Reports that leading physicians are condemning the decision of the government to allow patients to buy cholesterol-lowering statin drug without prescriptions in Great Britain. Statement from health secretary John Reid about access of patients to statins; Remarks from editor Doctor Ike Iheanacho regarding the effectiveness of statins; Support provided by the British Heart Foundation and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain to the reclassification of statins.


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