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Scrap plan to extend statin use, doctors urge

11 June 2014 Last updated at 14:04 BST

Doctors and academics are warning against extending the use of statins in England and Wales which would see up to five million extra people taking the drugs.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is being asked to withdraw controversial draft guidelines, published in February, to extend the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Fergus Walsh reports.