The BMJ reports that thousands of patients in England may have been incorrectly prescribed or taken off statins because of a software error.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has launched an investigation after a fault was discovered with the digital QRISK2 calculator in ‘SystmOne’, which assesses cardiovascular risk.
The MHRA said that a third of GP surgeries in England may have been affected and has told the affected practices to contact patients. Apparently some errors date back to 2009.
With thanks to EHLN.