ABC’s 2013 Catalyst program may contribute to up to 2,900 heart attacks and strokes

Half a million fewer statins were dispensed to patients in the eight months following the Catalyst broadcasts. Concept Photo/ShutterstockMedia coverage of health issues, via advertising campaigns or in the form of news and current affairs coverage, can powerfully influence community understanding of disease, health risks and notions of who is responsible for doing something about these problems.
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