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High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes. In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs. But some… Read More »

More blood pressure medicine recalled due to concerns over cancer-causing chemicals – NBC4i.com

WASHINGTON (WCMH) — The FDA says an additional recall has been issued for certain blood pressure medicines due to trace amounts of a cancer-causing chemical. According to the FDA’s website, Aurobindo Pharma USA is voluntarily recalling two lots of valsartan tablets, 26 lots of amlodipine and valsartan combination tablets, and 52 lots of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide… Read More »

Blood Pressure for Black Men in Barbershop Program Stays Low

Earlier this year, Real Health reported on an health intervention implemented at barbershops that helped lower high blood pressure in Black men with uncontrolled hypertension after six months. Now, new findings published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Circulation reveal that the same program continued to significantly improve blood pressure among this population 12… Read More »