Recommendations from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) on treating hypertension or hyperlipidaemia, prescribing benzodiazepines, self-monitoring of blood glucose, proton pump inhibitor therapy and screening for vascular disease.
31 Oct2013 –
Recent media reports suggest statin medicines increase the risk of diabetes & memory loss in patients. However, research shows that the benefits of statins outweigh the risks & NPS is advising people to keep taking their statin medicines, unless their doctor says otherwise. Read more on the risks & benefits of statins here
For health professionals
(Health professional publication)
16 Sep2013 –
For people under 75, starting treatment with statins should be based on their absolute CVD risk. Find out who needs a risk calculation, who is assumed to be at high risk of cardiovascular events and what the treatment recommendations are.