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  • FDA Limits Duration, Usage of Tolvaptan Due to Possible Liver Injury

    An increased risk of liver injury was observed in recent large clinical trials evaluating tolvaptan for a new use in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)

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  • Prescribing Exercise Before and During Cancer Treatment May Lead to Better Outcomes

    Prescribing an exercise regimen for patients with cancer prior to and during treatment may lead to a better quality of life and less fatigue, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.

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  • Amitiza Approved for Opioid-Induced Constipation

    Sucampo and Takeda announced that the FDA has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Amitiza (lubiprostone) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

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  • Bydureon Warning for MTC and Acute Pancreatitis

    The FDA has determined that a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is necessary to ensure that the benefits of Bydureon (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension; Amylin) outweigh the potential risks including  medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and acute pancreatitis.

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  • GLP-1 Therapies Linked to Increased Pancreatitis

    A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine concluded that treatment with the GLP-1 based therapies sitagliptin and exenatide in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus was associated with increased odds of hospitalization for acute pancreatitis.

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    Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy

    In patients tracked for as long as 20 years, the death rate from colorectal cancer was cut by 53 percent in those who had the test and whose doctors removed precancerous growths, known as adenomatous polyps, researchers reported on Wednesday in The New England Journal …

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  • What to expect during your colonoscopy

    This new educational video for GI patients, produced by the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education, underscores the lifesaving importance of colorectal screening by colonoscopy. The video instills confidence in patients about the effectiveness, safety and importance of colonoscopy. Featuring the experience of a …

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    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. Get the Facts Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or …

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