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2011-02-25 16:03:00

DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved EDARBI (azilsartan medoxomil) for the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure, in adults. EDARBI is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that lowers blood pressure by blocking the action of angiotensin II, a vasopressor...

2011-01-24 17:57:09

Canada's health care system could have saved $77 million in 2006 if it had adopted a more restrictive policy on the cardiovascular drugs angiotensin receptor blockers without a negative impact on cardiovascular health, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100787.pdf. Cardiovascular drug costs in Canada increased by more than 200% from 1996 to 2006. In particular, the use of angiotensin-receptor...

2011-01-17 22:17:53

Scientists have identified the first DNA sequence variant common in the population that is not only associated with an increased risk of heart failure, but appears to play a role in causing it. The variant, a change in a single letter of the DNA sequence, impairs channels that control kidney function. "It's not a heart gene," says Gerald W. Dorn II, MD, the Philip and Sima K. Needleman Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a lead investigator on...

2011-01-12 16:32:45

According to new study published in the American Journal of Medicine Coronary syndromes vary in severity, ranging from unstable angina, non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), to ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe diagnosis. Little data exist about changing trends in acute myocardial infarction and whether death rates are increasing or decreasing. In a study published in the January 2011 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, investigators...

2010-11-22 05:30:00

DENVER, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 20 at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 43rd Annual Meeting, interim results presented from an ongoing, randomized prospective study conducted independently by James A. Tumlin, MD, at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga indicated that 9 of 15 patients (60%) with advanced diabetic nephropathy who are currently enrolled in the study and have completed or are still undergoing a six month course of treatment...

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2010-09-07 06:05:00

A trio of studies published in the American Journal of Hypertension offers new insight into the field of personalized medicine, challenging conventional approaches to treating the hypertension suffered by one-in-three U.S. adults. The studies show that some drug combinations work better than others among certain populations.  This raises the possibility that measuring blood levels of renin, a hormone secreted by the kidneys, might help optimize the treatment of hypertension in some...

2010-07-26 07:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved TRIBENZOR(TM) (olmesartan medoxomil, amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide), a new three-in-one combination product taken once-daily for the treatment of hypertension in patients who are not adequately controlled on any two of the following antihypertensive drug classes: angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium channel blockers and diuretics. TRIBENZOR is not...

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2010-04-26 13:55:00

Factors of hormone metabolism that may make African-Americans more susceptible High blood pressure also called hypertension is a major health problem that when left untreated can lead to heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure and develop it earlier in life than Caucasians. But the reasons for the heightened risk in African Americans still remained largely unknown, although new evidence may provide some insight. Dr. TanYa...

2010-03-24 13:19:51

With a concern that the automatic reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR; the flow rate of filtered fluid through the kidney, which is used to define the stage and severity of chronic kidney disease) may result in unnecessary referrals by physicians, new research indicates that automated laboratory reporting was associated with a significant increase in first-time visits to a kidney specialist, particularly among those at increased risk of late detection of kidney disease...

2010-02-11 07:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the hypertension treatment Benicar® (olmesartan medoxomil) for use in children and adolescents 6 to 16 years of age.(1) Benicar was originally approved in 2002 for the treatment of hypertension in adults. Approximately 5 percent - or 3.6 million - American children suffer from high blood pressure, with the majority unaware they...


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