Why it matters: NICE guidance suggests that, for the vast majority of people who need treatment for high cholesterol, these drugs should not be used. There is no evidence that omega 3 fatty acids reduce the chances of patients getting cardiovascular disease.
Description: Total cost of prescriptions for bile acid sequestrants, fibrates, nicotinic acid, and omega-3 fatty acid compounds per 1000 registered patients
CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.