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Ironwood and Forest to Present Additional Phase 2b Data for Novel Gastrointestinal Agent Linaclotide
Date:5/12/2009

- Data to be presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 -

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, May 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) today announced they will be reporting additional clinical data from their Phase 2b studies for linaclotide, a first-in-class investigational compound for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic constipation (CC), during the 2009 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) annual meeting being held in Chicago, IL from May 30 through June 4, 2009. The presentations will include three oral and one poster presentation. Ironwood and Forest presented the initial analyses from both the IBS-C and CC studies last year.

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The scheduled times and titles of the presentations are:

  • Effect of Linaclotide on IBS-C Symptoms in the First Week of Treatment: Results from a Phase 2b Study, an oral presentation by Anthony Lembo, M.D. on Sunday, May 31 at 10:45 a.m.
  • Global Endpoints in IBS Clinical Trials: Results from a Phase 2b Study of Linaclotide, an oral presentation by Jeffrey Johnston, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G. on Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Effect of Linaclotide on Quality of Life in Adults with Chronic Constipation: Results from a Phase 2b Study, an oral presentation by Bernard Lavins, M.D. on Monday, June 1 at 2:15 p.m.
  • Time to Onset of Linaclotide Effect on the Bowel Habits in Patients with Chronic Constipation: Results from a Phase 2b Study, a poster presentation by
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SOURCE Forest Laboratories, Inc.; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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