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FDA Approves Azilsartan, another ARB, for Hypertension


  The FDA approved a new angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB), azilsartan medoxomil (Takeda Pharmaceutical), for the treatment of hypertension in adults. The drug will be available in 80-mg and 40-mg doses, although 80 mg is the recommended dose. The 40-mg dose is available for clinicians who wish to combine the drug …

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The Prevention of Diabetes and Reduction in Major Cardiovascular Events of Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Data from 10 trials were used. The interventions were found to reduce progression to diabetes, while they were found to have no significant effect on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and myocardial infarction, and a marginally statistically significant reduction in risk for stroke. In conclusion, Dr. Ingrid K. Hopper noted that …

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