Data to Feature New Health Economic Outcomes Research of Treatment of Emergency Department Patients with Opioid-Induced Constipation
LAVAL, QC, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health") 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 that new Health Economic Outcomes Research (HEOR) data featuring RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) will be shared at PAINWeek 2021 taking place in Las Vegas from Sept. 7-11, 2021.
"We look forward to PAINWeek where we will share new HEOR data regarding the use of RELISTOR, which is approved for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation, in the hospital emergency department setting. The three abstracts presented at PAINWeek represent the broad utilization of RELISTOR in the various settings of care in which OIC patients visit," said Robert Spurr, president, Salix Pharmaceuticals.
The following abstracts are available online via the PAINWeek website, and the corresponding scientific posters will be displayed in the exhibit hall at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from Sept. 8-10, 2021:
RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) is an opioid antagonist. RELISTOR tablets and RELISTOR injection are indicated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adults with chronic non-cancer pain, including patients with chronic pain related to prior cancer or its treatment who do not require frequent (e.g., weekly) opioid dosage escalation.
RELISTOR injection is also indicated for the treatment of OIC in adults with advanced illness or pain caused by active cancer who require opioid dosage escalation for palliative care.
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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.
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