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Thelin can cause fatal liver damage says Pfizer

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Pfizer pulls hypertension drug Thelin off the markets and ends studies because of liver damage. Pfizer Inc. said it is pulling its blood pressure drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical trials because the drug can cause fatal liver damage. Thelin is sold in the European Union, Canada, and Australia as an oral […]

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Blood pressure medications linked to increased risk of cancer

Saturday, June 12, 2010

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According to a study published in the British medical journal The Lancet Oncology, certain blood pressure medications may be linked to increased risk of cancer. The drugs in question are called angiotensin-receptor blockers or ARBs,  AT1-receptor antagonists or sartans, are a group of pharmaceuticals which modulate the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Their main use is in hypertension (high blood […]

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