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2014-08-12 08:31:24

Discounts are now available on IBS medications like Linzess or Amitiza allow patients to regain their quality of life MARGATE, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may not sound serious, but for the roughly 15% of Americans who have to cope with it on a daily basis, it is anything but frivolous. The gastrointestinal tract makes up most of the human digestive system. When it isn't functioning properly, the result can be a host of uncomfortable...

2014-08-05 12:28:12

New Graded Information on Diet, Probiotics, Antibiotics, Antidepressants for IBS BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) published a new systematic review of evidence about the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) to update earlier reviews from 2009 and 2005 as a supplement to the August 2014 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. This analysis will allow...

2012-03-29 21:30:40

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have a significantly greater prevalence of early adverse life events , including general trauma as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Various types of early adverse events are associated with the development of irritable bowel syndrome, particularly among women," said Lin Chang, MD, of the David...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No.7,960,429 "KAPPA-OPIATE AGONISTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIARRHEA-PREDOMINANT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME." This patent covers the use of asimadoline to treat diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS) and has an expiration date in June, 2028. The recently issued patent is owned by Tioga Pharmaceuticals. A continuation...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its investigational compound asimadoline has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS). Tioga is conducting a multi-center Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating asimadoline in D-IBS, conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment agreement with the FDA for U.S. registration. The...

2011-01-06 09:35:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From constipation and diarrhea to bloating and abdominal pain, the estimated 30 million victims of irritable bowel syndrome in the United States have it tough. Now, recent testing of a new treatment called rifaximin offers hope for those struggling with the chronic condition. The antibiotic therapy was developed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was found to relieve patients of their painful symptoms during and after treatment -- often lasting for...

2010-12-16 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, owing to its superb efficacy, acceptable safety profile and anticipated launch in all major markets, Ironwood/Forest/Almirall/Astellas's linaclotide will emerge as the market leader for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In 2019, linaclotide will garner blockbuster sales of $1.1 billion in the United...

2010-10-12 01:58:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Albireo today announced positive top-line results from a Phase IIb study in chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) assessing efficacy and safety of three different dose levels (5, 10 and 15 mg orally once a day) of the investigational drug A3309 during an eight week trial. Analyses of the data show clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement for patients treated with A3309 compared to placebo-treated patients. A3309...

2010-06-10 04:00:00

TOKYO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sucampo) announced that phase 3 double blind trial of lubiprostone (marketed as AMITIZA (R) in the U.S.) for chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in Japanese patients has been completed (See Sucampo release dated June 8, 2010). R-Tech Ueno has an agreement with Sucampo Pharma Ltd. (SPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sucampo, under which it has the exclusive right to manufacture and supply lubiprostone (marketed as AMITIZA...

2010-06-03 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the company has dosed its first subject in a Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate asimadoline for the treatment of patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (DIBS). The trial, referred to as ASMP3001, is the first of two Phase 3 trials being conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for U.S. registration. This first trial...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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