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A pill containing a number of medicines that all treat the same condition.
- ‘A widely held concern was the way in which a polypill might undermine personal responsibility for wellness and encourage unhealthy lifestyles.’
- ‘It taking a pill, such as the polypill, leads a person to believe they can eat two Big Macs every day, that would be very unfortunate.’
- ‘The polypill would be a combination of six medicines to be taken once a day which, evidence suggests, would prevent 80 per cent of heart attacks and strokes.’
- ‘Taken once a day, the polypill will undo some of the damage caused by our sedentary Western lifestyles, cutting strokes and heart attacks by more than 80%.’
- ‘The underlying tenet of the polypill - that combination therapy is better than monotherapy - may well be correct, particularly with regard to secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.’
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