Tekturna(R) - The First New Type Of High Blood Pressure Medicine In More Than A Decade - Receives Its First Approval In The US

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 02:00 PM EST

... Novartis announced today that the United States has become the first country in the world to approve Tekturna(R) (aliskiren) tablets, the first new type of medicine in more than a decade for treating high blood pressure -- a condition estimated to affect nearly one billion people worldwide and remains uncontrolled in nearly 70% of patients. [click link for full article] ...