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Question for Department of Health

UIN 228017, tabled on 18 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges and the British Medical Association about steps to reduce excessive usage of aspirin leading to internal bleeding or strokes.

Answered on

25 March 2015

There have been no such recent discussions.

In England, the current clinical consensus is that low dose aspirin is not recommended purely for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.