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AstraZeneca, NIDDK partnership to support Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network

March 21, 2017

"AstraZeneca is keen to support this important project to help the industry and the medical community better understand and mitigate the risks of liver damage associated with the use of some medicines," said Joachim Forsgren, VP and Global Head of Patient Safety at AstraZeneca.  "The safety of patients who need drugs to treat many different kinds of conditions and illnesses is paramount in both developing new medicines and safely and effectively using products currently on the market. We want to play our part in furthering this critical work, which will provide valuable insight to all those engaged in the research and development of drugs."

"We welcome the support of AstraZeneca's underlying commitment to work with the Foundation for NIH, and NIH, as we pursue advances in research and potential treatment options for drug-induced liver injury. Bringing together a team of experts in a collaborative environment is essential to this project's overall success," said Foundation for NIH Chairman, Charles A. Sanders, M.D.  

NIDDK launched the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network in 2004 to address this increasingly frequent health problem, The network gathers clinical information and biological specimens in cases of suspected liver injury due to drug and/or herbal remedy use and promotes research on the underlying causes, means of prevention, and approaches to management and therapy.

SOURCE Foundation for the National Institutes of Health