Rasilez approval spurs Novartis expansion

Bolstered by the EU's blessing on its new hypertension treatment Rasilez, Novartis is planning a €183 million ($250 million) expansion of a plant near Basel, Switzerland. The expansion will boost production capacity of several high blood pressure meds, including top-seller Diovan and, of course, Rasilez.

Approved under the U.S. brand name Tekturna in March, Rasilez is a first-in-class treatment that targets renin, an enzyme that can trigger high blood pressure.

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