Friday, November 28, 2008

Allhat isn't "all that"?

Check out the New York Times article "The Minimal Impact of a Big Hypertension Study"; an excerpt:
The findings, from one of the biggest clinical trials ever organized by the federal government, promised to save the nation billions of dollars in treating the tens of millions of Americans with hypertension — even if the conclusions did seem to threaten pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer that were making big money on blockbuster hypertension drugs.

Six years later, though, the use of the inexpensive pills, called diuretics, is far smaller than some of the trial’s organizers had hoped.
Click here to access the NYT article.

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