Blood pressure drugs could double as topical wound fix

The topical gel helps healing by increasing blood flow to wounds.

A topical gel made from common blood pressure pills has been proven to speed the healing of chronic skin wounds in mice and pigs.

An international research team led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking FDA approval for use on treatment-resistant wounds among diabetics and older adults.

The gel could be the first new wound-healing drug given the green light in more than 10 years.

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