FDA: Pancreatic enzyme medically necessary

Pancreatic enzyme replacement products have been around for a long time, but have largely existed as nutritional supplements. Yesterday, an FDA official said the products are medically necessary, which might mean an approval is in store for Solvay's Creon. Creon and similar products aim to help patients with chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis and other conditions that require replacement of pancreatic enzymes essential for digestion. Report