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Synergy Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Trulance (plecanatide) for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in Adults

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) January 25, 2018 – Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Trulance (plecanatide) 3 mg tablet for the once-daily treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults. This is the second indication for Trulance, which is already approved for the treatment of adults with chronic ...

Trouble With Number Twos? One Simple Step May Help

Posted 16 Oct 2017 by

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 – If you're constipated, try grabbing a small footstool before you plunk yourself down on the potty, a new study suggests. Most Westerners sit down on the proverbial throne the way they would sit on a chair, but a novel leg-lifting device offers an option that seems to encourage good bowel movements, researchers report. The footstool helps sitters assume a squat-like ...

Big Rise in Hospitalized Kids With Opioid Side Effects

Posted 18 Sep 2017 by

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 – There has been a large increase in the number of young hospital patients in the United States who suffer harmful side effects from opioid painkillers, a new study says. The findings show an urgent need for safer pain medications for young patients, the researchers said. The researchers reviewed federal government data on hospital stays by children from 1 month to 17 ...

Human Gut Germs Dictated by Diet

Posted 25 Aug 2017 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 – What you eat, or don't eat, affects the mix of germs in your digestive tract, new research indicates. Thousands of microbial species thrive in the human intestine, helping people digest fiber and make vitamins and other molecules. They also help strengthen the immune system and protect against potentially harmful bacteria, Stanford University School of Medicine ...

FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products

Posted 16 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of numerous liquid pharmaceutical products because of possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in vulnerable patients. The drugs and dietary supplements, made by PharmaTech LLC in Davie, Fla., include liquid stool softeners, liquid vitamin D drops and liquid multivitamins marketed ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Liquid Drug Products Manufactured by PharmaTech and Distributed by Rugby Laboratories and Possibly Other Companies: FDA Advisory - Not to Use

Posted 8 Aug 2017 by

ISSUE: FDA is advising health care professionals and patients not to use any liquid product manufactured by PharmaTech LLC, Davie, Florida, due to Burkholderia cepacia contamination and the potential for severe patient infection. Rugby Laboratories, Livonia, Michigan, announced a voluntary recall on August 3, 2017, of two such products – Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup, both oral liquid docusate p ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup by Rugby Laboratories: Recall - Possible Product Contamination

Posted 6 Aug 2017 by

[Posted 08/03/2017] ISSUE: Rugby Laboratories is voluntarily recalling all lots of Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup, (docusate sodium solutions) manufactured by PharmaTech, LLC due to a risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. FDA informed Rugby that it received several adverse event reports of B. cepacia infections in patients which may be linked to Diocto Liquid or Diocto Syrup ...

Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation

Posted 20 Apr 2017 by

-- Many lifestyle factors – such as diet, exercise and fluid intake – are associated with constipation. To help tame the problem, the Cleveland Clinic recommends: Drink two-to-four cups of water daily. Also drink warm liquids, particularly in the morning. Eat plenty of fruit (such as prunes) and vegetables. Eat bran cereals. Take a fiber supplement. Get regular exercise. Use a mild stool ...

FDA Approves Symproic (naldemedine) for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

Posted 24 Mar 2017 by

OSAKA, Japan and FLORHAM PARK, N.J. and STAMFORD, Conn., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Shionogi Inc. and Purdue Pharma L.P. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Symproic® (naldemedine) 0.2 mg tablets C-II as a once-daily oral peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult ...

Health Tip: Watch for Constipation in Babies

Posted 9 Mar 2017 by

-- A crying, fussing baby has few ways to express what's wrong. But parents piece together clues that point to constipation. The American Academy of Pediatrics says warning signs of constipation in infants include: Excessive fussiness. Spitting up frequently. Significantly fewer bowel movements. Passing hard or bloody stools. Straining to pass a bowel movement for more than 10 minutes.

U.S. FDA Approves 72 mcg Dose of Linzess (linaclotide) for Adults with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Posted 30 Jan 2017 by

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DUBLIN, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 72 mcg dose of Linzess (linaclotide) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adult patients. The newly approved dose will provide physicians with dosing ...

Fecal Transplant Shows Early Promise Against Autism

Posted 27 Jan 2017 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 – A small study suggests a novel treatment for kids with autism: Give these young patients a fresh supply of healthy gut bacteria via a fecal transplant. After the procedure, the children experienced a 25 percent reduction in symptoms related to language, social interaction and repetitive behaviors, said study co-author James Adams, an autism researcher at Arizona State ...

FDA Approves Trulance (plecanatide) for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Posted 25 Jan 2017 by

January 19, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trulance (plecanatide) for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult patients. “No one medication works for all patients suffering from chronic gastrointestinal disorders,” said Julie Beitz, M.D., director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “With th ...

Trulance Approved for Chronic Constipation

Posted 22 Jan 2017 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 – Trulance (plecanatide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat persistent constipation of unknown (idiopathic) cause in adults. Some 42 million people in the United States are affected by constipation, according to the National Institutes of Health. Once-daily Trulance is designed to stimulate the upper gastrointestinal tract to secrete fluid ...

Health Tip: Concerned About Constipation?

Posted 12 Jan 2017 by

-- Constipation occurs when bowel movements happen infrequently or are difficult to pass. Sometimes, lifestyle changes can curb constipation, but other times the condition signals something more serious. The Cleveland Clinic says to see a doctor if: It isn't "normal" for you to be constipated. You notice any blood in your stools. You lose weight without trying. It becomes very painful to pass a ...

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