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NICE to consider evidence supporting BP target of 120mmHg, says expert


Pharma industry seem to have a good foothold in NICE. They choose to ignore the fact that with age and natural tendency to weight increase the blood pressure tends to rise. I'm not talking of obesity here. We had a guidance not so long ago to keep systolic below 126 for patients with diabetes, renal problems and even that caused problems. Hence,this target limit of 120 systolic is unacceptable. No better way than to medicalize the normal and squander precious and dwindling NHS resources.

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23 Mar 2016

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