Asimadoline may see use in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome sooner thanks to being “fast tracked” by the FDA.

Tioga Pharmaceuticals announced via press release that they have received fast track status from the FDA on their drug Asimadoline. Asamadoline is an agonist which binds to the kappa opioid receptor. The kappa opioid receptors reside in the brain, spinal cord & peripheral nervous system. Asimadoline is targeted to work on the peripheral nervous system, while avoiding the brain due to it’s inability to cross past the blood brain barrier. Clinical trials of Asimadoline show that the drug is helpful with treating pain, discomfort & urgency in those with diarrhea predominant IBS symptoms. Continue reading “Asimadoline IBS Drug Gets Fast Tracked By FDA” »