LAVAL, QC, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) and its gastroenterology business, Salix Pharmaceuticals ("Salix"), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, today announced the launch of a new website, GastroHub for Advanced Practice Providers (APP), which offers free digital resources and educational materials for nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) who treat patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) and hepatic encephalopathy (HE).
"NPs and PAs have long played a critical role in GI patient care, and with the increasing rise of telemedicine, there is a need for educational resources to improve patient care during both in-person and virtual visits with GI patients," said Robert Spurr, president, Salix. "GastroHubAPP.com, which was developed in close collaboration with APPs and features videos, podcasts, patient discussion guides and symptom questionnaires, aims to aid in the diagnosis of IBS-D and HE in adults."
"GastroHubAPP.com offers educational resources designed to assist in the care of patients with IBS-D and HE, such as discussion guides that can help patients have more productive conversations about their symptoms with their health care providers," said Christina Hanson, family nurse practitioner at South Denver Gastroenterology, and a consultant in the development of the website.
Salix Pharmaceuticals is one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For more than 30 years, Salix has licensed, developed, and marketed innovative products to improve patients' lives and arm health care providers with life-changing solutions for many chronic and debilitating conditions. Salix currently markets its product line to U.S. health care providers through an expanded sales force that focuses on gastroenterology, hepatology, pain specialists and primary care. Salix is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey. For more information about Salix, visit www.Salix.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Bausch Health
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.
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