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2010-02-05 10:50:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Phase IIIb data published in the January issue of Clinical Therapeutics confirm that CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in children aged 7-11 years who have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF), EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in the production and/or secretion of...

2009-10-26 10:00:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that new data demonstrate that CREON®( )(pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in adults with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to chronic pancreatitis (CP) or pancreatic surgery. EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in the production and/or secretion of pancreatic enzymes that are necessary to digest nutrients in...

2009-10-19 12:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN) reported today that it has completed patient treatment in its Phase 3 clinical trial of RG1068, synthetic human secretin, in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pancreas. The study is designed to assess the sensitivity and specificity of RG1068 in conjunction with MRI for the detection of pancreatic duct abnormalities compared to MRI alone. Additional assessments include safety, physician confidence...

2009-10-15 08:04:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that new data confirm that CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in children aged 7-11 years who have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF). EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in the production and/or secretion of pancreatic enzymes that are necessary to digest nutrients in food....

2009-10-09 07:27:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Phase III data published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis showed that CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules, the most prescribed pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in the United States, significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in patients with CF who suffer from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in...

2009-09-17 08:44:27

Fibrosis is a key feature of chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The extensive deposition of extracellular matrix proteins fosters the development of an exocrine and endocrine organ insufficiency, and accelerates progression of the tumor. Pancreatic stellate cells (PSC) are the principal effector cells in pancreatic fibrosis. They are activated by profibrogenic mediators, which include, for example, cytokines and ethanol metabolites. So far, there are no therapies available to...

2009-07-07 11:00:00

MARIETTA, Ga., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the commercial availability of CREON(R) (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules. Now available to be filled at pharmacies nationwide, CREON(R) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 30, 2009, for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF) or other conditions. CREON(R) is the first and only pancreatic enzyme product (PEP) to receive FDA approval...

2009-06-10 16:50:31

U.S. researchers found a minority of acute or chronic pancreatic patients are heavy drinkers. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found the risk for chronic pancreatitis from alcohol consumption occurred above a threshold level of five drinks. However, the study also found smoking was an independent risk factor as well -- but a dose-dependent one. Study leader Dr. Dhiraj Yadav of the University of Pittsburgh examined alcohol use and smoking in 695 healthy controls...

2009-06-10 07:44:05

Only very heavy alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking appears to raise a person's risk for chronic pancreatitis, according to a new study. Chronic pancreatitis -- an inflammatory syndrome of the pancreas characterized by progressive scarring of the organ, poor digestion, diabetes and pain -- has long been associated alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, but new evidence indicates that a threshold of five or more drinks per day is required to significantly boost a person's risk....

2009-05-01 07:03:00

- Therapy is medically-necessary for thousands of patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions - MARIETTA, Ga., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved CREON(R) (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF) or other conditions. CREON(R) is the first and only pancreatic enzyme...


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