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Chlorthalidone Versus Hydrochlorothiazide

Paula T. Einhorn, MD, MS; William C. Cushman, MD; Paul K. Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group
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From National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee; and Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Disclaimer: Dr. Einhorn is a full-time employee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The views expressed in this letter do not necessarily represent the views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; or any other government entity.

Acknowledgment: The authors acknowledge scientific input from Drs. Jeffrey Cutler, Barry Davis, and Jackson Wright and administrative assistance from Dr. Ellen Breckenridge. The ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group was supported by contracts NO1-HC-35130 and HHSN268201100036C with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The ALLHAT investigators acknowledge study medications contributed by Pfizer (amlodipine and doxazosin), AstraZeneca (atenolol and lisinopril), and Bristol-Myers Squibb (pravastatin) and financial support provided by Pfizer.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Cushman: Consultancy: Novartis, Takeda, AstraZeneca, Merck, Daiichi-Sankyo; Other: Dr. Cushman has received honoraria from Novartis and Takeda.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(12):922-923. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-12-201306180-00018
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