Scoop: Ab­b­Vie drops IBS drug Viberzi in Cana­da, 'dev­as­tat­ing' pa­tients

Sam was 19 years old when she was di­ag­nosed with ir­ri­ta­ble bow­el syn­drome with di­ar­rhea, or IBS-D. She quick­ly learned that it’s a much more painful con­di­tion than most peo­ple re­al­ize.

At the time of her di­ag­no­sis, Sam was dan­ger­ous­ly un­der­weight be­cause her body couldn’t ab­sorb nu­tri­ents. She’d wake up at 5 am in agony. And she was al­ways look­ing for the near­est bath­room, which made go­ing to new places nerve-wrack­ing.

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Durham, NC, USA