Twoinone pill for blood pressure will save thousands of lives

Switching millions of Britons to a “two in one” pill for blood pressure could save thousands of lives, experts say. Many are deterred by the fact they are put on a confusing cocktail of medications, with extra drugs often added when pressure becomes uncontrolled. Around one in four adults in the UK are on multiple drugs for the condition, which is the biggest cause of heart disease and stroke. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. And often, GPs fail to put those at risk on sufficient medication experts say. Patients taking several drugs are four times more likely to miss a dose compared… But experts say only about half of those with high blood pressure are managing their illness properly – putting them at risk of deadly heart attacks. read more