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Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below your liver in the right upper abdomen. Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid—called bile—helps the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs it. The gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube—called the common bile duct—that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion.
Glyxambi for Type 2 diabetes treatment now available by prescription across the U.S.

Glyxambi for Type 2 diabetes treatment now available by prescription across the U.S.

Novartis announces FDA approval of Signifor LAR for treatment of patients with acromegaly

Novartis announces FDA approval of Signifor LAR for treatment of patients with acromegaly

Galmed Pharmaceuticals purchases EndoPAT devices, accessories from Itamar Medical

Galmed Pharmaceuticals purchases EndoPAT devices, accessories from Itamar Medical

Gallbladder removal surgery can wait until regular working hours, researchers find

Gallbladder removal surgery can wait until regular working hours, researchers find

Study: Younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery

Study: Younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery

Researchers recommend laparoscopic surgical removal of gallbladder for pediatric patients

Researchers recommend laparoscopic surgical removal of gallbladder for pediatric patients

Galmed reports net loss of $3.9 million for six months ended June 30, 2014

Galmed reports net loss of $3.9 million for six months ended June 30, 2014

Data from phase III trials supports safety, efficacy of linagliptin in treating T2D in African-American adults

Data from phase III trials supports safety, efficacy of linagliptin in treating T2D in African-American adults

Surgeons perform robotic gall bladder surgery more safely

Surgeons perform robotic gall bladder surgery more safely

Novartis presents Phase III results of Signifor LAR therapy in patients with acromegaly

Novartis presents Phase III results of Signifor LAR therapy in patients with acromegaly

Retrophin acquires Manchester Pharmaceuticals

Retrophin acquires Manchester Pharmaceuticals

Galmed Pharmaceuticals prices initial public offering of 2,837,400 shares

Galmed Pharmaceuticals prices initial public offering of 2,837,400 shares

People who consume nuts daily are 20% less likely to die

People who consume nuts daily are 20% less likely to die

Patients treated with high-risk endoscopic procedure less likely to be admitted in hospital

Patients treated with high-risk endoscopic procedure less likely to be admitted in hospital

Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly present post-hoc analysis data from linagliptin clinical trials at EASD 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly present post-hoc analysis data from linagliptin clinical trials at EASD 2013

Study proves advantages of immediate surgery for patients with acute cholecystitis

Study proves advantages of immediate surgery for patients with acute cholecystitis

Sinai Hospital's chief of Surgery chosen to receive 2013 Innovator of the Year award

Sinai Hospital's chief of Surgery chosen to receive 2013 Innovator of the Year award

Research reveals link between elevated BMI and increased risk of gallstone in women

Research reveals link between elevated BMI and increased risk of gallstone in women

People receiving emergency gallbladder surgery are more likely to experience complications

People receiving emergency gallbladder surgery are more likely to experience complications

Linagliptin significantly reduces blood glucose levels in T2D patients with moderate to severe renal impairment

Linagliptin significantly reduces blood glucose levels in T2D patients with moderate to severe renal impairment