New York, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/24/2013 --Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TPUSA) announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sucampo’s supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for AMITIZA® (lubiprostone) (24 mcg twice daily) as the first and only oral medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
The effectiveness of AMITIZA in the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in patients taking diphenylheptane opioids (e.g., methadone) has not been established.
“We are pleased with the FDA approval of this new indication for AMITIZA,” said Charlie Baum, Vice President, U.S. Medical Affairs, Takeda.
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company focused on innovative research, discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary drugs based on prostones.
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Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:RVLT) CEO and Chairman, Robert V. LaPenta in a letter addressed to shareholders stated, “2012 was a transition year for Revolution Lighting and we enter 2013 with great excitement and promise in the changes taking place in the LED Lighting marketplace and within Revolution Lighting.”
He continued ´ On September 25, 2012, Aston Capital completed its initial capital investment in Revolution Lighting (formerly known as Nexxus Lighting.) The investment was used to extinguish the company's outstanding debt and resolve all outstanding legal issues.”
He ended the letter with “Our vision at RVLT is simple. We will provide LED lighting solutions that are innovative, energy efficient, cost effective and with the highest standards for customer service. We've made progress on fulfilling this vision, but we have plenty of work ahead. As part of this growing process, we are working to create better metrics to track our progress, invest in long-term innovation and build new partnerships to help achieve our performance and goals.”
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