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Sankyo Benicar HCT approved

This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly

Executive Summary

Sankyo's Benicar HCT (olmesartan/hydrochlorothiazide) will be available in second half 2003. FDA cleared the combination of Sankyo's angiotensin II receptor blocker Benicar and HCTZ June 5 for second-line treatment of hypertension. FDA's Benicar review suggested that the ARB is similar to other agents in the class (1Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly Sept. 1, 2002, p. 35). Benicar HCT will be available in three fixed-dose combinations: 20 mg olmesartan/12.5 mg HCTZ, 40 mg/12.5 mg and 40 mg/25 m

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