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AstraZeneca to Support Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network at the National Institutes of Health
Date:5/27/2010

o all those engaged in the research and development of drugs."

"We welcome the support of AstraZeneca's underlying commitment to work with the Foundation for NIH, and NIH, as we pursue advances in research and potential treatment options for drug-induced liver injury. Bringing together a team of experts in a collaborative environment is essential to this project's overall success," said Foundation for NIH Chairman, Charles A. Sanders, M.D.  

NIDDK launched the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network in 2004 to address this increasingly frequent health problem, The network gathers clinical information and biological specimens in cases of suspected liver injury due to drug and/or herbal remedy use and promotes research on the underlying causes, means of prevention, and approaches to management and therapy.

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Foundation for NIH.   For additional information about the Foundation for NIH, please visit www.fnih.org.

Established by the United States Congress to support the mission of the NIH—improving health through scientific discovery in the search for cures—the Foundation for NIH is a leader in identifying and addressing complex scientific and health issues. The foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, which raises private-sector funds for a broad portfolio of unique programs that complement and enhance NIH priorities and activities.

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