Volume 91 Issue 12 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 25, 2013

Drug To Fight Both Indigestion And Pain

Bismuth acetylsalicylate effectively kills ulcer-causing bacteria and might also work as a pain reliever
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: H. pylori, ulcer, bacterial infection, aspirin, bismuth, NSAID, anti-inflammatory

Drugs to treat gastrointestinal infections and acute inflammation can interfere with each other. Chemists in Australia have a potential solution in a new drug designed to treat both conditions simultaneously. The compound, a bismuth acetylsalicylate complex dubbed bispirin, is the brainchild of a team led by Philip C. Andrews of Monash University (Chem. Commun., DOI: 10.1039/c3cc40645h). In the fight . . .

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