The FDA has approved Entereg (alvimopan capsules, from Adolor and GlaxoSmithKline) to accelerate upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) recovery following resection surgery with primary anastomosis.

Entereg is a peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor (PAM-OR) antagonist and will be available for short-term use in hospitals registered under the Entereg Access Support and Education (E.A.S.E.) program starting in June 2008.

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