This blog follows “Take Less Pills” and many other posts on pills which can be found by clicking on “PILLS” in the TAG CLOUD.
Only one page after a report on taking less pills, The Daily Mail on 4th July 2014, followed it with an article on Statins. The Health Editor obviously failed to make any connection between the two articles.
Although it has been contentious in the medical world in the recent past, the latest advice on Statins is that most older people would benefit from taking them. 7 million people already do!
The latest advice is that they should be offered to all people who have a 10% chance of a heart attack or stroke, which is probably most older people. My friends at N.I.C.E. are about to issue this advice so it must be true because usually they take years to consider any decision. (N.I.C.E. is either The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence / Economics / Exclusion dependent on which day of the week it is).
Seems like N.I.C.E. is finally catching up with advice I commented on over two years ago. (Click on “PILLS” in the TAG CLOUD and “START TAKING THE PILLS”).