Benicar

Study Suggests Inadequate Screening Procedures for Celiac Candidates

Recent data presented at Digestive Disease Week 2014 revealed that less than half of the patients who show indications of celiac disease are being properly screened. An article in Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News notes that current celiac screening guidelines set by national organizations are not being followed routinely.

The current best practice is for celiac screening in patients with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms including postprandial abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, or steatorrhea. The study, which was conducted at Washington University ...

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What is a Benicar Case Worth?

Many Americans who have suffered severe gastrointestinal problems after taking the drug Benicar wonder how much compensation they may receive if they file a legal claim against manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo. Since litigation regarding Benicar has only recently started, the average settlement amount is not yet known. Additionally, the amount each case could be worth depends on the specific circumstances of each individual claim. If you have suffered an unexpected and unnecessary medical condition due to Benicar, you should always ...

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Blood Pressure Medication Linked to Intestinal Issues

Benicar, Azor, Tribenzor among Drugs which May Cause Problems

Benicar has been linked to severe intestinal issues and sprue-like enteropathyAn article recently published in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Journal has linked the drug olmesartan to drug induced sprue-like enteropathy, a condition that results in issues similar to those caused by celiac disease. Olmesartan is a drug used to treat high blood pressure that is marketed under the brand names Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor, as well ...

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$650 Million Settlement in Pradaxa Lawsuit

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manufacturer of Pradaxa, has agreed to pay $650 million to settle Pradaxa lawsuits filed on behalf of approximately 4,000 injured plaintiffs. Managing partner Ramon Lopez serves on the Plaintiffs Steering Committees both for the Illinois Multi District Litigation and the California State Coordinated Actions. Mr. Lopez played an important role in the pretrial and discovery proceedings that led to the settlement agreement, and helped to negotiate the settlement on behalf of the injured ...

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Lawsuits Filed Regarding Benicar Side Effects

If you have high blood pressure, you may be one of the millions of Americans who was prescribed the pharmaceutical Benicar. If you have experienced serious gastrointestinal problems while taking Benicar, you may be entitled to significant compensation by filing a products liability lawsuit.

The Food and Drug Administration first approved Benicar, manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., in April 2002. Over eleven years later, in July of 2013, the FDA issued a warning to the medical community and consumers that ...

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Foods combat high blood pressure

In a piece in the Huffington Post, Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., lists foods that might help combat high blood pressure.

Brill describes high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, as a “silent killer” that’s reached epidemic proportions in the United States.

She writes that as many as 67 million American adults live with the condition. And high blood pressure is the largest risk factor for death by cardiovascular disease, which happens every ...

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