Health Headlines: Statins for all over 55s, asthma mills and NHS competition warning

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Statins for all over 55s - The Daily Mail
Professor Sir Nicholas Wald said prescribing cholesterol-busting statins and blood pressure pills based on age alone would be much easier and quicker than the current system.
Prescribe statins to ALL over-55s, declares professor

Pills treat asthma - The Daily Telegraph
Asthma sufferers may be better off taking a daily tablet rather than using an inhaler, according to new research.
Pills better for treating asthma than inhalers

Warning over NHS competition - The BBC
The government must not become a "slave to competition" over the NHS, the ex-head of the health regulator says.
Don't be a 'slave to competition', NHS told


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