In continuation of my update on budesonide
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval for Uceris (budesonide) rectal foam for the induction of remission in patients with active mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis (UC) extending up to 40cm from the anal verge. The foam is a rectally administered corticosteroid that overcomes treatment limitations associated with currently approved therapies which are often ineffective due to insufficient distribution of active drug to the distal colon. On September 15, 2014 the FDA tentatively approved Uceris rectal foam pending expiration of the 45-day waiting period described in section 505( c )(3)( C ) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The waiting period has expired and the FDA has granted Uceris rectal foam final approval as of October 7, 2014.