NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Hypertension: Competing Treatments and Market Entry Considerations

This report presents the findings of a global survey on current treatments and prescribing practices for Hypertension. These findings were made following the participation of more than 280 clinics worldwide, which provided detailed information of their treatment practices.

Today, approximately 1 billion people worldwide have high blood pressure, a figure expected to increase to 1.5 billion by 2025, affecting 1 in 3 adults over the age of 20 (Lancet. 2005;365:217-223). Hypertension is commonly seen in developing as well as developed countries and, where it remains untreated, presents a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and other cardiovascular diseases.

In a field where therapies are often unsatisfactory, physicians seek to extent their understanding and use of available treatments to improve patient outcomes. Knowledge in these areas is also important to drug developers, who seek a better understanding of prescribing practices and treatment needs and limitations from the clinician's perspective, as part of their own efforts to develop more effective therapies. To meet interest in these areas, Biopharm Reports has conducted a global survey on current treatments and drug prescribing practices for Hypertension. This survey involved the participation of more than 280 clinical centres in 50 countries. In a