Valturna, a new combination of Diovan (valsartan) and Tekturna (aliskiren) for hypertension

Novartis will promote Valturna, a new combination of Diovan (valsartan) and Tekturna (aliskiren) for hypertension.

Valturna will be promoted for patients who need more than one drug to control their BP...but this combo is usually not the best choice.

Both Diovan and Tekturna inhibit the renin-angiotensin system.

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