Study finds novel drug effective for functional constipation

Affecting nearly 30 million Americans, constipation increases health care costs and diminishes quality of life. Banny S. Wong, M.D., of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, discusses a phase II study of A3309, an ileal bile acid transporter blocker. Study results are promising, showing faster transit times, softer stools and improved ease of passage with few side effects.


July 13, 2011

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Mayo Clinic