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2008-10-30 12:00:21

US-based pharmaceutical company Digestive Care has completed the submission of the new drug application for Pancrecarb, used in the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, to the FDA. The FDA has previously granted the product fast track designation and approved a rolling new drug application (NDA) submission schedule. The company has recently announced results of the completed randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center, crossover study on Pancrecarb. Tibor...

2008-10-27 15:00:09

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Digestive Care, Inc. (DCI) announced today that it has completed the submission of the New Drug Application ("NDA") for PANCRECARB(R) (pancrelipase), used in the treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency ("EPI"), to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"). The FDA had previously granted the product Fast Track designation and approved a rolling NDA submission schedule. "Digestive Care has provided vital products used to improve the...

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2008-09-26 13:00:00

Scientists hope that a new development, which allows them to create pigs that develop cystic fibrosis in the same way the people do, will give them new insight into fighting the disease. Scientists at the University of Iowa and the University of Missouri have created genetically engineered piglets with the same mutation that causes cystic fibrosis in humans, they report in the journal Science. Up to this point, scientists have been unable to find any hints that may lead to a possible cure,...

2008-08-05 18:00:09

By CAROLINE INNES LIVERPOOL doctors are to pioneer new treatments for one of the most deadly forms of cancer after landing pounds 5m worth of funding. Liverpool is to be one of only three cities in the country to receive the windfall for a new Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) to specialise in pancreatic and digestive diseases which claim hundreds of lives each year. Pancreatic digestive diseases develop in over 50,000 people per year in the UK, causing major illness and death and...

2008-07-31 03:00:20

By Kleven, Daniel T McCudden, Christopher R; Willis, Monte S Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal genetic disease in Caucasians, occurring in 1/2,500 births.12 In its most common form, CF manifests as progressive lung dysfunction, pancreatic insufficiency, and intestinal disease (see Figure 1). The gene which harbors mutations responsible for disease was identified in 1989, after which the protein it encodes was determined to function as a chioride channel that indirectly controls...

2008-03-19 03:00:09

By Covarelli, Piero Badolato, Marco; Boselli, Carlo; Noya, Giuseppe; Cristofani, Roberto; Mosca, Stefano; Tei, Francesco To the Editor: We report a case of recurrent gastric bleeding in a 73-year-old man with splenic vein thrombosis after a necrotizing pancreatitis palliated with surgery but treated with splenic artery embolization. During the hospitalization, an upper gastrointestinal bleed from gastric fundal varices was stopped by means of an operative endoscopy, but 7 days later, a new...

2005-10-20 14:31:30

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found the risk of developing pancreatic cancer at a young age (under 60) to be twice as high for people who carry a mutation of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, compared to noncarriers. Results of a pilot and follow-up study were reported Oct. 14, 2005, online in the journal Gut. Pancreatic cancer kills over 32,000 people in the United States each year Twenty percent are under age 60. "Being able to screen for a genetic mutation that...


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