On July 7, 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) tablets for the treatment of heart failure. The drug has been shown to reduce the rate of cardiovascular death and hospitalization related to heart failure.
Heart failure is a common condition affecting about 5.1 million people in the United States. It is a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart failure generally worsens over time as the heart’s pumping action grows weaker. The leading causes of heart failure are diseases that damage the heart, such as heart attacks and high blood pressure.
Entresto is manufactured by Novartis, based in East Hanover, New Jersey.
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