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Long term use of preventative medicines
It is reported in the press today that the use of Statins for cholesterol can lead to a risk of getting type 2 diabetes and long term use of ACE Inhibitors for the treatment of high blood pressure can increase the risk of getting lung cancer.
These types of drugs have been around for some time now and have been readily prescribed by Doctors without any real knowledge of long term effects. I wonder in years to come what the overriding view of the massive prescribing of those drugs and daily use of Aspirin will be.