a new drug for hypertension, Micardis (telmisartan)

Boehringer Ingelheim and Glaxo are co-marketing a new drug for hypertension, Micardis (telmisartan).

It's the 5th angiotensin II receptor blocker...joining Cozaar (losartan), Diovan (valsartan), Avapro (irbesartan), and Atacand (candesartan).

A 6th one, Teveten (eprosartan, Solvay), will be out soon.

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