New drug for hypertension, Diovan (valsartan)

    You'll see a new drug for hypertension, Diovan (valsartan). It's being marketed by Novartis...formerly Ciba and Sandoz.

    Diovan is an angiotensin II Cozaar (losartan).

    It lowers blood pressure as well as the ACE inhibitors, enalapril (Vasotec) or lisinopril (Zestril).

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