Study: Newer hypertension drugs cut risk of diabetes

09/6/2006 | Reuters

A new analysis of a major European study indicates patients given a mix of newer blood pressure drugs are one-third less likely to develop diabetes than those on older medicines. The study compared a regimen of a beta blocker and a diuretic with a combination of Pfizer's more recent Norvasc, a calcium channel blocker, and Coversyl, an ACE inhibitor developed by France's Servier and marketed in the U.S. Aceon.

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