GPs raise pressure on NICE to scrap statin plans

June 11, 2014 9:17 AM

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GPs raise pressure on NICE to scrap statin plans

A group of senior doctors including prominent GPs have urged NICE to abandon plans to lower the threshold for preventive statin treatment, as the row over the proposals grows.

They called on NICE to halt its bid to push through guidance this summer that would recommend GPs offer preventive statin treatment to patients with a 10% or over 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease - half the level that currently used to steer treatment.

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