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I was contacted by Novartis Pharmaceutical today with an offer to meet with IBS sufferers in Toronto. They would ideally like to meet with us this Wednesday, March 1, in the evening.Novartis is doing clinical studies of a new drug called Zelmac. Zelmac is an 5-HT4 partial agonist, ie: it controls the levels of serotonin in the gut. The drug is meant for C-type IBS sufferers.Novartis is interested in getting feedback from sufferers with respect to the medications and support that you are curently receiving.If you are in the Toronto area and are interested and available Wed. Mar. 1 in the evening, please send me email at ibs###ibsgroup.org asap. I told them that I would get back to them by Tuesday at noon.If we cannot organize ourselves in time then we will organize another date/time.Jeff
 

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Hi Jeff,I wish I was from the Toronto area, I would be there with bells on.
There must be some "C" types in the area who would be interested in going. Please let us know. P.S. If you or anybody does go, please try to find out when this product will be available to the public. I have read conflicting reports.Thanks
------------------"Remember To Stop and Smell the Roses"Rose[This message has been edited by Rose (edited 02-28-2000).]
 

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Oh, Toronto is only 4 hours from me, but my son has hockey finals that night. What a huge bummer!Please let me know how it goes.
 

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Jeff, I think thats great and I hope you let us know how that goes
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Jeff & the GangAnother opportunity missed
, Even if Im an ibs-C/D of sorts (C for cramps) I would have LOVED to attend any type of informational/medical conference re: new revolutionary promising drugs to treat this dreaded condition!! (Lotronex awaits us soon too
)Toronto is only an 75min airplane ride from JFK airport in NYC
, but alas I cannot make it in such short notice. But I thank you again, for *always* alerting us to such wondrous news
Please, if anyone goes + Jeff, a nice update would be so appreciated
Sincerely, Lisa K (stuck in NY)[This message has been edited by Lisa K (edited 02-28-2000).]
 

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Hi Jeff:That's great news! You'll have to let us know as soon as you get finished what they had to say!
JeanG------------------Member of "The Advance Guard for the Ozone Rangers".May the "farce" be with you. JeanG
 

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It looks like it might just be a quick meeting to introduce each other. I believe it was too short notice to get a large group together so I am meeting Novartis by myself.I'll report back on my findings.J*
 

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Thanks Jeff, let us know how it goes
. Maybe you can get a bigger group next time
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