FDA approves Novartis high blood pressure drug Tekturna

The FDA gave Novartis AG clearance to market its Tekturna drug to treat high blood pressure, breathing new life into a product the firm had almost given up on seven years ago. Developed with Speedel Holding AG, the drug at one time was considered too expensive to make but now emerges as the first new type of drug in more than a decade for treating high blood pressure.

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