The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently revised target blood pressures. In one fell sweep 50% of all Americans now have hypertension, and will require even more medication.

It's gonna make headlines worldwide, doctors worldwide are gonna follow the venerable AHA and ACC guidelines, and it will be so profitable for pharmaceutical industry.

I am usually a mellow fellow, but I can't help asking: is this a goddamned racket, or what?

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