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Novartis's dual-acting antihypertensive shows promise in Phase II

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Executive Summary

Novartis's novel LCZ696, an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and neprilysin inhibitor, improved blood pressure significantly in patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. The Phase II study presented last week in a poster session at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in Atlanta and simultaneously published in The Lancet.



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