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Open letter disputes WHO hypertension guidelines

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:893
  1. Richard Woodman
  1. London

    Over 400 doctors, pharmacists, and scientists from 42 countries have signed a letteron the internet, expressing fears that the World Health Organisation's new hypertension guidelines will result in “increased use of antihypertensive drugs, at great expense and for little benefit.”

    The letter, to WHO Director General Gro Harlem Brundtland, says that there is insufficient …

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