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Class action complaint against Prilosec OTC

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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An Ohio man claims he and hundreds of others suffered food-borne illnesses as a result of taking the proton pump inhibitor and because drug originator AstraZeneca and marketer Procter & Gamble "intentionally and uniformly hid from consumers" evidence of the side effect. Thomas Mitchell says in the complaint filed May 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, that he became ill after meals while taking Prilosec OTC. A P&G spokesman said in an e-mail that FDA "did not recommend any labeling regarding a link between Prilosec OTC and food poisoning" during the Rx-to-OTC switch review process

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