Experimental Cholesterol Drug Raises Blood Pressure

A new drug being tested by Pfizer that raises the amount of HDL cholesterol also triggers an increase in blood pressure in some patients, offsetting any benefit according to experts. A complete report of the research will be presented next week at an annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Orlando. The experimental drug in question, torcetrapib, could be Pfizer's newest "miracle drug," unseating Lipitor which averages $10 billion in sales annually. The company's...

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