Statins

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the national body responsible for issuing best practice guidance for the National Health Service in England. NICE has published a clinical guideline on lipid modification: cardiovascular risk assessment and the modification of blood lipids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, which makes recommendations on the effective use of statins. This is available at:

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg181

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