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November 12, 1982


JAMA. 1982;248(18):2215. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330180009007

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A misleading statement appeared in the recent MEDICAL NEWS story entitled "Calcium blockers: more than angina" (1982;248:1285-1287). A remark attributed to Mordecai P. Blaustein, MD, says that he believes calcium entry blockers "may be the most logical drugs for treating essential hypertension." In fact, Blaustein believes that diuretics are the most logical primary agents for treating this condition and that calcium blockers are useful secondary agents.