UK's BHF (British Heart Foundation) urges proper screening for OTC (over-the-counter) statin patients
This article was originally published in Clinica
News as Clinica went to press that Merck's cholesterol-lowering drug, Zocor (simvastatin), is to be made available OTC in the UK has been given a guarded welcome by the British Heart Foundation, amid concerns that public access needs to be supported by appropriate testing and monitoring. Pending confirmation of how this might be ensured, the BHF called for "patients to be encouraged to accept the offer of reliable cholesterol checks", telling Clinica that testing measures would be an important element of the initiative.
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