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GIs should educate patients about safety, effectiveness of COVID vaccines

Gastroenterologists should feel comfortable educating patients that appropriate steps are being taken to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, according to a report published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“There were no shortcuts in COVID-19 vaccine development and providers should be familiar with vaccine approval and development, that way they feel comfortable educating patients…

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Delayed-release linaclotide improves abdominal pain in IBS-C

Patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome treated with a delayed-release version of linaclotide experienced improvements in abdominal pain, according to study results.William D. Chey, MD, from the University of Michigan, and colleagues wrote that linaclotide is currently used in an immediate-release formula in IBS-C to improve bowel transit. However, it also could have an application…