Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Gut Week in the United Kingdom and Ireland June 25-July 1, 2012

UPDATE: 08/03/2014 The most recent version of this post can be found at August 3, 2014. This week is National Gut Week in the U.K. and neighboring Ireland, and a good time to alert readers in those countries to some of the available resources for irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal conditions in that region …

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Clinical Trial: Furiex Pharmaceuticals Investigational Medication for IBS-D

The details of this study were obtained from the websites of IFFGD,¬† Furiex Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Trials.gov (52 week trial, 26 week trial) Furiex Pharmaceuticals is currently recruiting volunteers “to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of JNJ-27018966 (the Investigational drug) compared with an inactive placebo in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with the …

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Los Angeles Times Article Linking IBS to Intestinal Fungi is Inaccurate

UPDATE¬† 06/20/12: The Los Angeles Times corrected its headline as of June 15. On June 8, 2012, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Irritable Bowel, Ulcerative Colitis Linked to Intestinal Fungi” that is now making its way around various IBS forums. Ulcerative colitis is one form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is …

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IFFGD/DHA Congressional Call-In Day for IBS/Functional GI Research is June 12, 2012

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and its grassroots arm, the Digestive Health Alliance, have scheduled next Tuesday, June 12, 2012 as Congressional Call-In Day for this year. U.S. citizens with IBS and/or other functional GI disorders and their families and friends are all urged to contact their members of the federal House of …

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