whether alpha blockers (Cardura, Hytrin, etc) are safe for treating hypertension

A citizen's petition to add a warning to Cardura is renewing the controversy about whether alpha blockers (Cardura, Hytrin, etc) are safe for treating hypertension.

This stems from the National Institutes of Health's huge ALLHAT hypertension trial.

It suggests that patients on Cardura are TWICE as likely to be hospitalized for heart failure as those on chlorthalidone.

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