In September 2006.

Novartis is committed to conducting a large outcome trial program to evaluate the long-term effects of Tekturna and direct renin inhibition.In September 2006, Tekturna, which will be known as Rasilez outside the United States, presented the European Medicines Agency for the review in the European Union. Tekturna was developed in collaboration with Speedel. – Disclaimer.

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