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FDA Approves AMITIZA, Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Agent - Sucampo and Takeda Pharmaceuticals to Begin Joint Promotion in Spring.

Tokyo, Japan, Feb 1, 2006 - (JCN) - Pharmaceutical announced on February 1 that its US sales partner Sucampo Pharmaceuticals have obtained approval for AMITIZA capsules (lubiprostone), an oral treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults, from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

AMITIZA, which is discovered by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, is the world's first selective chloride channel activator indicated for treating chronic idiopathic constipation.

Going forward, Sucampo Pharmaceutiacls, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America will be jointly marketing AMITIZA. The new agent will be available in the US in spring 2006.

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Date:Feb 2, 2006
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