May 14, 2014

About half of all Americans reported taking one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days during 2007-2010, and 1-in-10 took five or more, according to "Health, United States, 2013," the government’s annual, comprehensive report on the nation’s health that was released Wednesday.

March 7, 2014

A study published online Friday shows that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA — commonly found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements — are as effective, if not more effective, in lowering blood pressure as some of the commonly recommended lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and restricting alcohol and sodium intake.

February 26, 2014

Medication to treat high blood pressure in older patients appears to be associated with an increased risk for serious injury from falling, such as a hip fracture or head injury, especially in older patients who have been injured in previous falls, the JAMA Network Journals reported Monday.

December 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by United Therapeutics for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, the company said Monday.

November 27, 2013

Researchers at the University of Dundee and University College London on Wednesday reported that taking the maximum daily dose of some medicines would exceed the recommended daily limits for sodium, without any additional dietary intake, and potentially become an added risk factor for heart disease.

November 4, 2013

Silvergate Pharmaceuticals has launched a new drug for treating high blood pressure in children, the company said Monday.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Actelion Pharmaceuticals for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension.

October 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration today approved Adempas, also known as riociguat, to treat adults with two forms of pulmonary hypertension, which is caused by abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.

July 10, 2013

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington provides further evidence that most of the health problems affecting the country are linked to lifestyle choices.

July 10, 2013

Pharmacists remotely monitoring patients helped them achieve better blood-pressure control than physicians in usual care, according to a new study.

June 3, 2013

People with Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure should be evaluated for sleep apnea, a medical group said Monday.

May 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic heart disease drug made by Sandoz, the company said.

March 21, 2013

In collaboration with Walgreens, the University of Nebraska Medical Center unveiled a new treatment model to help positively impact clinical outcomes for hypertension and Type 2 diabetes patients through a program made possible by a National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation grant.

March 15, 2013

PharmaSmart International’s comprehensive blood pressure program has recently been validated in two new, independent scientific studies, the company announced today. The company also announced a partnership with Rx-30 Pharmacy System that offers an automated clinical integration of validated PharmaSmart biometrics within the patient record.

February 15, 2013

A new study indicates that the United States could prevent up to half a million deaths during the next 10 years by reducing salt intake, according to published reports.

February 14, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted the resubmission of a regulatory approval application from United Therapeutics for a drug to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, the drug maker said.

February 11, 2013

Bartell Drugs has introduced PharmaSmart blood pressure testing kiosks at all 58 of its stores, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

February 1, 2013

Patients who take a drug for losing weight may experience improvement in multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study.

December 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic hypertension drug made by Mylan, the company said.

November 19, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, the company said.

November 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Mylan for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, the drug maker said Tuesday.

November 12, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Monday.

November 8, 2012

Members of a prescription-drug program offered by Humana to Medicare beneficiaries will soon be able to obtain hypertension drugs from Walmart for a penny.

October 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide at the end of this week whether to approve a new oral drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension made by United Therapeutics.