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This page includes news on developments in drug treatments for chronic gastrontestinal illnesses. No endorsement is intended or implied.

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Treatment News

Developments in drug treatments for functional GI and motility disorders.

  • September 18, 2018 — Teduglutide (Gattex) has been approved in South Korea by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety for the treatment of short bowel syndrome (SBS).
  • September 18, 2018 — Linaclotide (Linzess) has been approved in Japan for the treatment of adult patients with chronic constipation
  • September 18, 2018 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a new drug application (NDA) for an investigational nasal spray formulation of metoclopramide (Gimoti) for the treatment of adult women with acute or recurrent diabetic gastroparesis.
  • December 16, 2015 — The new FDA approved drug, eluxadoline (Viberzi), is available for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in men and women.
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