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StatinWISE: a simple summary including results

Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United Kingdom. There is strong evidence that they are effective in safely reducing heart disease. However, there is some doubt about whether statins cause muscle pain, stiffness or weakness. This research has been done to understand the effect of statins on muscle symptoms. To…
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StatinWISE results now available

StatinWISE results have been published today in the British Medical Journal.  Click here for the full publication.  And click here for the accompanying opinion piece. Professor Liam Smeeth, Chief Investigator for StatinWISE, said: "We know statins reduce heart disease and strokes. More than two million people in the UK are eligible to be prescribed these…
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