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The verdict from ALLHAT

Mark R Nelson
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (6): 304.
Published online: 17 March 2003

To the Editor: The publication of the main results of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT), and the accompanying editorial, triumph the role of thiazide diuretics as first-line management for hypertension.1,2 It brought to mind the lines from the nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard — "And when she went there, the cupboard was bare."

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