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'Prescribe statins at all over-55s'

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According to a new report from the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine, people over 55 should take statins and blood pressure pills to cut their risk of heart attacks and strokes. Report author Professor Sir Nicholas Wald explains why prescribing pills on age alone would be easier and quicker than the current system, saving thousands of lives.


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