B1.3.2 How effective are medicines? B1.3.3 Drugs

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What are statins?
Statins lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
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How good are statins at preventing cardiovascular disease?
Can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 40%.
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Can drugs you buy over the counter be as good the drugs that your doctor prescribes?
The effectiveness of both prescribed and non-prescribed drugs can only be measured in double blind trials.
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What is a drug?
Drugs change the chemical processes in your body, so you may become addicetd to them.
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What is an addiction?
Addiction is when you become physically or mentally dependent on a drug.
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What happens when you stop taking a drug when you are addicted to it?
You experience withdrawal symptoms.
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Why are drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin such a problem?
They are very addictive and cause serious health problems.
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