This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care is based on presentations at the 2005 American Society of hypertension scientific meeting and includes information on the prevalence of hypertension in the US population, healthcare costs associated with hypertension, the safety and efficacy of angiotensin receptor blockers in treating hypertension, and factors affecting adherence to hypertension therapy. Genevieve Belfiglio, a freelance writer and editor, assisted in the writing of this supplement.
FacultyVickie Andros, PharmD, Guest EditorSenior Director, Clinical Services
Howard S. Weintraub, MD, Guest Editor
Lipid Treatment and Prevention Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
New York, NY
Disclosure StatementIt is the policy of The American Journal of Managed Care to have all faculty who participate in programs sponsored by corporate organizations disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest.
The following participant reports relationships with pharmaceutical companies:
Howard S. Weintraub, MDSpeaker's Bureau For: AstraZeneca
Vickie Andros, PharmD
Signed disclosures are on file at the offices of The American Journal of Managed Care, Jamesburg, New Jersey.