Table 2

Reasons for withdrawal of patients in the run-in period who attended their Randomisation appointment

Reason

Overall


Cancer diagnosed during run-in

28

MI, stroke or hospitalisation for angina during run-in

94

Lipid-lowering drug started

271

New unexplained muscle symptoms

531

Other adverse event

161

Patient wishes or long-term adherence in doubt

2992

Patient's physician discouraged participation

25

Other reasons

135

Any of the above

3438


MRC/BHF Heart Protection Study Collaborative Group BMC Clinical Pharmacology 2009 9:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6904-9-6

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