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‘Trial and error’ choice of blood pressure medicine poses challenge
USA Today

It’s hard to predict which pills will best lower which patient’s high blood pressure, but researchers are hunting ways to better personalize therapy — perhaps even using a blood test. The work is controversial, challenging today’s usual approach to treating the hypertension that plagues nearly one in three U.S. adults.

Now a trio of studies shows some drug combinations work better for certain populations — and raises the possibility that measuring blood levels of a hormone involved in hypertension might help optimize some people’s care.

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