Fewer Americans need hypertension drugs under new guidelines

03/31/2014 | HealthDay News

Some 5.8 million Americans should no longer be prescribed blood pressure medications under guidelines revised by the Eighth Joint National Committee, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. The new guidelines raised blood pressure targets for adults 60 and older from 140/90 to 150/90 and changed targets for diabetes and kidney disease patients.

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