new antihypertensive called Rasilez, the first direct renin inhibitor

You'll hear about a new antihypertensive called Rasilez, the first direct renin inhibitor in Canada.

It's called Tekturna in the U.S.

Rasilez (aliskiren) works earlier in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone cascade than ACE inhibitors or ARBs...but it's too soon to tell if this will translate into improved outcomes.

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