Healthcare Industry News: Metabasis Therapeutics
News Release - September 10, 2009
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Hires Dr. Howard Foyt as Executive Vice President, Development & Chief Medical OfficerLOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ritter) has hired Howard Foyt, M.D., Ph.D., FACP as its new Executive VP, Development & Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Foyt brings 13 years of expertise in drug development to Ritter, as the Company prepares to file an IND for its therapy for Lactose Intolerance.
"We are thrilled to have Dr. Foyt on our team," said Ritter Pharmaceuticals' President and CEO Andrew Ritter. "His breadth of clinical development and drug development experience will bring a great deal of scientific rigor and creativity to our development plans."
About Ritter Pharmaceuticals
Ritter is committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for gastrointestinal diseases. The Company's scientific platform of gastrointestinal physiology, metabolism and gut adaptation brings creativity to providing unique therapeutic approaches to a variety of GI diseases, including lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Ritter's ultimate goal is to improve digestive health and overall quality of life.
Ritter's first compound, RP-G28, has been developed for the treatment of lactose intolerance. RP-G28 will effectively stand out as the first FDA-approved drug for the treatment of lactose intolerance.
Source: Ritter Pharmaceuticals
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