Re: But.. but..
Bloody socialism eh?
Bloody guinea pigs more like. Which is where access to NHS data could prove interesting. So take something like this-
Which had been >£8.80 but can now be had for <50p thanks to it's patent expiring. And for some reason probably based on marketing, a large part of the UK population has been prescribed. So has it had any positive effect, and have there been negative effects. Which would likely mean legal action against the NHS as prescribers because the pill peddlers had warnings.
But having been one of the world's largest clinical trials, patient data from our statin experiments would no doubt be valuable.