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Shire's ulcerative colitis drug gains expanded indication in US

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Executive Summary

Shire's oral delayed-release mesalamine product Lialda won US approval on 18 July as a maintenance-of-remission therapy for patients with ulcerative colitis, a type of chronic inflammatory disease that produces sores or ulcers along the inside lining of the colon and is characterized by bloody diarrhea and often painful cramping in the abdomen.






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