New study unravels why common blood pressure medicine can fail

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:50 in Health & Medicine

Every year, more than 120 million prescriptions are written worldwide for thiazide drugs, a group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs are often very effective. But in some patients, they don't work. The reasons for this have remained a mystery. Now, a new study has revealed a key mechanism for this failure.

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