Croydon PGMC

Medical and Dental Centre

Croydon University Hospital

formerly Mayday University Hospital

NHS Updates

    Statin use may be widening health inequalities in England

    NHS updates

    “Mass prescription of statins ‘will widen social inequalities’," The Independent reports. 

    The headline is based on a new study looking at deaths from coronary heart disease in England from the years 2000 to 2007.

    The good news is that overall deaths from heart disease were estimated to be down by a third (34.2%) during the time period.

    The bad news, at least for those concerned about health inequalities, is that the use of