Salix Pharmaceuticals creates 360-degree virtual reality IBS learning tool — 4 insights

Salix Pharmaceuticals created an interactive virtual reality tool that physicians can use to explore irritable bowel syndrome causes.

Here's what you should know.

1. Providers wear a virtual reality headset that takes them on an education "voyage" exploring leading theories about IBS.

2. Salix will unveil the virtual reality tool at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago May 4 through May 9.

3. Gastroenterology advisors worked to ensure the information presented was accurate.

4. Salix Chief Medical Officer Tage Ramakrishna,MD, said in a release, "We hope this educational program helps connect the dots between the multiple theories of what causes IBS in a uniquely memorable way for physicians."

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