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Sucampo, Takeda Initiate Global Pivotal Phase 3 Program of Lubiprostone in Pediatric Functional Constipation

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Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: SCMP) and its development and commercialization partner Takeda Pharmaceuticals (OTC: TKPYY) today announced the initiation of a global pivotal Phase 3 clinical program of lubiprostone in pediatric functional constipation. Functional constipation is a very common gastrointestinal complaint in children and is on the rise. An analysis of longitudinal data in the United States showed a nearly 4-fold increase in rates of constipation over the last decade.1

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