Posts Tagged 'Benicar'

Study says Vitamin D may reduce blood pressure

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital out of Boston have announced the results of a new study that suggests moderate doses of Vitamin D may help reduce blood pressure.

A report by NPR says the findings are promising because high blood pressure has some well-established risks, including a potentially doubled risk of heart attack or stroke.

Some blood pressure treatments may carry possible health risks as well. For example, two clinical drug ...

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New blood pressure treatment being tested

ABC 30 out of Fresno, Calif., reports on a clinical trial for a new blood pressure treatment called Renal Denervation.

The proposed treatment would target overactive renal nerves, which can cause blood pressure to skyrocket. Renal nerves transmit information from the kidneys to the brain. In Renal Denervation, doctors insert a needle into an artery in the groin near the kidneys and burn the nerves.

The ABC 30 story quotes a doctor ...

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Advice on lowering blood pressure

An article on Money Talks News outlines ways to lower your blood pressure without medications.

One in three Americans suffer from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, which the article describes as a “silent killer.” Although it can cause heart attacks and stroke, the condition can also damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other body parts in people who may have it for years and not know it.

The article notes ...

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Benicar maker sued over gender discrimination

Six current and former female sales representatives have filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo, accusing the company of gender discrimination, according to a story in the Huffington Post.

The plaintiffs allege that the Japanese company pays female sales staff less than men for the same work, promotes women more slowly and treats women who are pregnant or have young children worse than other employees.

Daiichi Sankyo has faced other complaints, notably about one of the drugs ...

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FDA investigates blood pressure medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation into whether the blood pressure medication Benicar increases the risk of heart-related deaths, Reuters reports.

According to the story, the agency is evaluating clinical data from two drug trials. In both of them, diabetes patients who took the drug had a higher rate of death from heart-related causes than patients taking a placebo.

Benicar, the brand name for the drug known chemically as ...

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Blood pressure drug Benicar linked to problems

A report from the Mayo Clinic links blood pressure drug Benicar to stomach problems including chronic diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal inflammation and weight loss, according to ABC News.

In some cases, the symptoms were so bad that patients required hospitalization.

The story describes the symptoms as being similar to those of celiac disease. The typical treatment for treating celiac disease is putting patients on a gluten-free diet.

But in the case of Benicar, that had no effect. And the patients’ symptoms improved dramatically once ...

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