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McMaster develop pill to reduce heart attacks and strokes

McMaster, heart attacks, strokes, Polypill, blood thinner, Population Health Research Institute, PHRI, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, pill, hydrochlorothiazide, Ramipril, cardiovascular

In a multi-country study, a ‘Polypill’, containing a statin, blood thinner and other compounds, when given to people of medium heart attack/stroke risk, reduced cases by 20%. A small aspirin seemed to perform slightly better.