FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin

SUCAMPO DRUG ON PHARMACY SHELVES

May 1, 2006
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The local biotech sector has a new drug to boast about. Bethesda-based Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and its marketing partner have begun selling their drug to treat constipation in adults. Experts say the drug, called Amitiza and available in soft-gel capsules, is an improvement over existing treatments for chronic idiopathic constipation in adults. Washington Business Journal (http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2006/04/24/daily51.html)