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5th March 2008
I have been on Diovan for 4yrs and it was causing me awful heartburn.
Today the doc gave me samples of Benicar to try. Imagine my amazement
when I read on the bottle "Product of Japan":eek:
I had no clue. I know to be careful at the dollar store for OTC drugs that are made in India and Canada and China~but Benicar is an expensive prescription drug for HBP and I thought it would be made in the USA.
China is putting lead in everything from pet food to toys to candy.
What about Japan~can we trust them with our very health?
this has me more than concerned. Any Benicar users here?
what do ya think?
thanks~RR
5th March 2008
Hi,:)

[QUOTE]I know to be careful at the dollar store for OTC drugs that are made in India and Canada and China

just out of curiosity, what is wrong with products made in Canada (besides missing a package insert)? I have not heard anything negative. The products that end up being recalled are usually those from the Orient.
I read about the New Jersey subsidiary of the largest Japanese pharmaceutical company (a manufacturer of Benicar) -Dallchi Sankyo Pharma Inc. in one of the daily health newsletters. It came as a surprise to me, too! ;)

take care,
flowergirl
6th March 2008
[QUOTE=red-rider;3473593]I have been on Diovan for 4yrs and it was causing me awful heartburn.
Today the doc gave me samples of Benicar to try. Imagine my amazement
when I read on the bottle "Product of Japan":eek:
I had no clue. I know to be careful at the dollar store for OTC drugs that are made in India and Canada and China~but Benicar is an expensive prescription drug for HBP and I thought it would be made in the USA.
China is putting lead in everything from pet food to toys to candy.
What about Japan~can we trust them with our very health?
this has me more than concerned. Any Benicar users here?
what do ya think?
thanks~RR

I have taken Benicar 40mg alone and am currently taking Azor 5/40mg which is a combination of Norvasc and Benicar. I don't really have a concern about it being from Japan. I drive a Honda too.;)

Gayle
19th March 2008
[QUOTE=red-rider;3473593]I have been on Diovan for 4yrs and it was causing me awful heartburn.
Today the doc gave me samples of Benicar to try. Imagine my amazement
when I read on the bottle "Product of Japan":eek:
I had no clue. I know to be careful at the dollar store for OTC drugs that are made in India and Canada and China~but Benicar is an expensive prescription drug for HBP and I thought it would be made in the USA.
China is putting lead in everything from pet food to toys to candy.
What about Japan~can we trust them with our very health?
this has me more than concerned. Any Benicar users here?
what do ya think?
thanks~RR

Hi Red-rider,

Many of our drugs are now being developed and made in JAPAN, including PRAVACHOL (Bristol Meyers) and other cardio drugs. Many drugs come from EUROPE. I think that JAPAN'S high manufacturing standards allow large American companies to feel comfortable with their products and technologies. I think you should be much more concerned with American Generic Drug Companies, which are always being cited for FDA violations. When taking an American generic... Take at your own risk...
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