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Azilsartan medoxomil may provide higher rates of BP control within the ARB class

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with stage 1 and 2 hypertension, the experimental angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) azilsartan medoxomil lowers blood pressure better than maximal doses of either valsartan or olmesartan, a study shows....

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No clinically relevant PPI-clopidogrel interaction seen in French MI registry

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An analysis of “real-life” data from a French myocardial infarction (MI) registry fails to show any clinically relevant interaction between clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Among 3,670 MI patients,...

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Dual-focus contact lenses slow myopia progression in childhood

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Results of an early phase trial indicate that wearing an experimental dual-focus soft contact lens can reduce myopia progression in children, according to a New Zealand team. Dr. John R. Phillips and Dr. Nicola S. Anstice...