Would you talk to your GP, or a pharmacist, if you were ill?

Professor Sir Nicholas Wald, director at the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine, has come up with the – let’s say excessively unrealistic – idea that pharmacies should have a role in prescribing for patients, particularly in cardiovascular disease.

He also claims that “a combination pill containing statins, ACE inhibitors and aspirin amongst other ingredients, could be given to healthy patients aged 55 years in pharmacies to help tackle cardiovascular disease.”.

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