From Awareness to Action on Global Fatty Liver Day

Global Liver Institute Unites the Field in Times of Name Changes and New Treatments

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today marks the seventh annual Global Fatty Liver Day (formerly International NASH Day), led by Global Liver Institute (GLI) with the theme “Act Now, Screen Today.” This campaign underscores the crucial need for early identification and treatment of fatty liver disease to prevent its progression to chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, or cancer.

Fatty liver disease is now estimated to affect 1 in 3 adults worldwide, and its prevalence is increasing. Fatty liver disease during childhood, once unheard of, is also on the rise. Early detection and timely intervention, whether through lifestyle changes or medical treatments, are essential in stopping and even reversing the progression of the disease. “Act Now, Screen Today” emphasizes that liver health is achievable, but action must begin immediately. Across the globe, partners are driving awareness and educational efforts and ensuring broader access to essential screenings and care.

Global Fatty Liver Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of June, is a rallying cry for collective action to address the growing prevalence of fatty liver disease, the most common liver disease worldwide. “Act Now, Screen Today” reminds everyone that liver health is within reach. Here are specific actions you can take today:

  • Take advantage of liver health screening events happening globally to get assessed for fatty liver disease or schedule a check-up with your doctor, especially if you are managing closely associated metabolic conditions like obesity or diabetes
  • Increase physical activity, as maintaining an active lifestyle can improve liver health
  • Learn about fatty liver disease and its risk factors to take proactive steps towards prevention and management yourself or learn more about the latest research and guidelines for your patients.

With a robust pipeline of pharmaceutical treatments that address diverse mechanisms of action in progress, it is important to identify individuals’ position within the progression of fatty liver disease so that they are poised to receive the most appropriate care possible. Notably, pharmaceutical treatments are available (for certain groups with advanced disease) in two countries, the United States (resmetirom) and India (saroglitazar).

“As a community, we stand at a critical time for the broader global health system to act now to support patients,” shares Donna R. Cryer, JD, Founder and CEO of GLI. “As pharmaceutical treatment options gain approval in different geographies, health payers and systems must listen to the call from global advocates and not place undue obstacles to care – whether that be required biopsy, ambiguous lifestyle requirements, or other hurdles – so that patients are able to access the care they require, no matter who or where they are.”

Recognizing the importance of early detection, a diverse range of partners, including healthcare providers, patient advocacy groups, and community organizations, have joined forces to “Act Now, Screen Today” and launch screening events around the world. From Chile to Nigeria to the Netherlands, the Philippines, and beyond, these events aim to raise awareness, provide education, and offer screening services to individuals at risk of fatty liver disease or the providers who care for them. Global Fatty Liver Day activities are driving positive change at the grassroots level.

“Global Fatty Liver Day is an urgent call-to-action to unite our global efforts to confront the scourge of fatty liver disease,” shares Cat Evans, Director of Program Operations at GLI. “We must act now. By working together, we have the power to create significant change in preventing and managing this pressing health issue through our collaborative efforts.”

Although the challenge of fatty liver disease to the well-being of communities around the globe is great, the power of locally-rooted, collective efforts can turn the tide towards positive change by heightening awareness, equipping people and their healthcare providers with prevention and management tools, expanding understanding of the disease through research, and protecting future liver health through effective policies.

About Global Liver Institute

Global Liver Institute (GLI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the belief that liver health must take its place on the global public health agenda commensurate with the prevalence and impact of liver illness. GLI promotes innovation, encourages collaboration, and supports the scaling of optimal approaches to help eradicate liver diseases. Operating globally, GLI is committed to solving the problems that matter to liver patients and equipping advocates to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by liver disease. Follow GLI on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube, or visit www.globalliver.org. GLI is the host of Global Fatty Liver Day.

Christine Maalouf
Global Liver Institute
cmaalouf@globalliver.org

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Adalvo Secures First EU Generic Approval for Liraglutide Pre-Filled Pen

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Anil Okay, Adalvo CEO, expresses his thoughts on this milestone

SAN ĠWANN, Malta, June 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adalvo announces the successful DCP approval for Liraglutide pre-filled pen, marking it as the first generic approval in the EU.

As a bioequivalent version of Victoza® pre-filled pen, indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, this peptide drug achieved global sales exceeding $4.8 billion in 2023, as reported by IQVIA.

The successful development of Liraglutide highlights Adalvo’s capability to offer a diverse and comprehensive diabetes portfolio, encompassing both complex peptide injectables and small molecule oral treatments.

Adalvo’s commitment to providing access to high-quality differentiated products while simultaneously navigating manufacturing complexities reinforces Adalvo’s position as a trusted leader in the pharmaceutical industry.

Click Here To View Adalvo’s Diabetes Portfolio

At Adalvo, there are no half-measures – they are always on target. Their mission is to be faster and stronger than their competitors, driving their vision forward with a winning team.

Adalvo is committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in all their endeavors and looks forward to continuing to deliver innovative healthcare solutions that make a difference in the lives of patients worldwide.

About Adalvo

Adalvo is a global pharmaceutical company, and one of the leading B2B pharmaceutical companies in Europe, with commercial partnerships in more than 130 countries and over 140 commercial partners globally. The company’s declared purpose is to make a difference for patients all over the world, driven by our smart collaboration network and commitment to delivering the highest quality differentiated products and services to our partners.

Adalvo takes pride in their ability to help partners reach their goals – be those increasing revenues or pushing into new markets. Tirelessly strives for excellence in all of its endeavours, driven by a deep-rooted passion for making a difference for partners.

The company’s purpose-driven culture is committed to improving the lives of patients around the world. Adalvo’s dynamic leadership team brings significant experience and industry know-how, which has helped to establish the company as a reliable global partner in the industry.

Contacts: Gabrielle Cassar, gabrielle.cassar@adalvo.com

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Adalvo Secures First EU Generic Approval for Liraglutide Pre-Filled Pen

ADALVO LIMITED
Anil Okay, Adalvo CEO, expresses his thoughts on this milestone

SAN ĠWANN, Malta, June 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adalvo announces the successful DCP approval for Liraglutide pre-filled pen, marking it as the first generic approval in the EU.

As a bioequivalent version of Victoza® pre-filled pen, indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, this peptide drug achieved global sales exceeding $4.8 billion in 2023, as reported by IQVIA.

The successful development of Liraglutide highlights Adalvo’s capability to offer a diverse and comprehensive diabetes portfolio, encompassing both complex peptide injectables and small molecule oral treatments.

Adalvo’s commitment to providing access to high-quality differentiated products while simultaneously navigating manufacturing complexities reinforces Adalvo’s position as a trusted leader in the pharmaceutical industry.

Click Here To View Adalvo’s Diabetes Portfolio

At Adalvo, there are no half-measures – they are always on target. Their mission is to be faster and stronger than their competitors, driving their vision forward with a winning team.

Adalvo is committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in all their endeavors and looks forward to continuing to deliver innovative healthcare solutions that make a difference in the lives of patients worldwide.

About Adalvo

Adalvo is a global pharmaceutical company, and one of the leading B2B pharmaceutical companies in Europe, with commercial partnerships in more than 130 countries and over 140 commercial partners globally. The company’s declared purpose is to make a difference for patients all over the world, driven by our smart collaboration network and commitment to delivering the highest quality differentiated products and services to our partners.

Adalvo takes pride in their ability to help partners reach their goals – be those increasing revenues or pushing into new markets. Tirelessly strives for excellence in all of its endeavours, driven by a deep-rooted passion for making a difference for partners.

The company’s purpose-driven culture is committed to improving the lives of patients around the world. Adalvo’s dynamic leadership team brings significant experience and industry know-how, which has helped to establish the company as a reliable global partner in the industry.

Contacts: Gabrielle Cassar, gabrielle.cassar@adalvo.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e1e895aa-f689-4215-a1f8-25285851af9d

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Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group Announces CEO Transition July 1, 2024

TEMECULA, Calif., June 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6376), announced today after a Board vote, that effective July 1, 2024, Adrian Ridge will succeed Peter Wagner as Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group’s (part of Nikkiso’s Industrial Division) as Chief Executive Officer. Wagner will stay on in a Board role as Executive Chairman for Nikkiso CE&IG Group.

As CEO, Ridge, who is currently Executive Vice President, Operations and Manufacturing for Nikkiso CE&IG Group, will drive operational and financial results and ready the Group for future growth. Wagner’s new role as Executive Chairman will focus on driving the vision and long-term strategy of the Group in an advisor capacity.

“In six years under Peter’s leadership, Nikkiso CE&IG has more than quadrupled business, and is positioned for strong continued growth,” said Toshihiko Kai, President and CEO, Nikkiso. “I want to thank him for his leadership, and welcome Adrian as the Group’s new CEO.”

Prior to joining Nikkiso in 2018, Wagner was CEO and Managing Director at LEWA Group. Ridge joined Nikkiso in 2022 after approximately 30 years at Atlas Copco serving in various leadership positions.

About Nikkiso Co. Ltd.

Since its establishment in 1953, Nikkiso has contributed to solving social issues by anticipating the changing times with world-first and Japan-first technologies and products. In the industrial business, Nikkiso has created new markets by developing products in the energy field, hemodialysis-related products in the medical business, and CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) aerostructures in the aerospace business.

About Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group

The Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group is a leading provider of cryogenic equipment, technologies and applications for clean energy and industrial gas market segments. The Group employs more than 1,600 people in 22 countries and is headed by Cryogenic Industries, Inc. in Southern California, U.S., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nikkiso Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6376).

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Al-Khidmat Foundation Prepares for Large-Scale Sacrificial Project to Aid Gaza

Lahore, Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan announced the completion of preparations for its “Sacrifice for Sabil Allah” project, aimed at aiding the victims in Gaza, including orphans, widows, and the needy. The initiative will involve the sacrifice of 6,000 large and 4,000 small animals.

According to Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan, Vice President Zikrullah Mujahid detailed the project during a press conference held at the organization’s head office. He explained that the meat from the sacrificed animals would be sent to Gaza in half-cooked ton packs that meet international standards, ensuring it remains usable for up to two years.

The conference, which also featured National Director Muwakhat Program Mian Babar Hameed, CEO Khabib Bilal, and Senior Manager Media Relations Shoaib Hashmi, highlighted the dire food shortages currently faced by Gaza. Mujahid emphasized that the sacrificial project also addresses needs within Pakistan, where many only have the opportunity to eat meat during the Eid al-Adha due to economic constraints.

Mujahid further mentioned that a significant portion of donations comes from Pakistanis living abroad and from international organizations, particularly from regions where logistical and legal challenges complicate sacrificial practices. Al-Khidmat’s extensive experience in managing sacrificial operations allows it to effectively channel these overseas donations into meaningful aid.

The foundation utilizes both traditional methods and modern facilities for the slaughtering and packaging of meat, ensuring hygienic handling and preservation. Meat is transported via chiller trucks to maintain freshness and is distributed to remote and underprivileged areas of Pakistan using the services of modern slaughterhouses in cities like Karachi and Lahore.

Al-Khidmat Foundation has also implemented a new software system to enhance the transparency and efficiency of the sacrificial process. This system allows for meticulous monitoring and reporting at various levels, including the booking, purchasing, and scheduling of sacrifices, as well as donor communication.

This initiative not only supports Gaza but also engages local communities across Pakistan, from Azad Kashmir to Gilgit-Baltistan, where volunteers play a crucial role in the execution of the project under the supervision of regional and district monitoring committees.

HRCP Advocates for Enhanced Rights and Protections for Sanitation Workers

Hyderabad, The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has unveiled a model national policy framework aimed at significantly improving the working conditions for sanitation workers across the country. This initiative seeks to address critical issues including fair wages, occupational safety, collective bargaining rights, and discrimination.

According to Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, the newly released report titled “Hazardous Matters: Examining the Right to Safe and Dignified Work for Sanitation Workers,” highlights the dire circumstances faced by these workers in Sindh and Punjab. The report criticizes the common practice of hiring through contractors, which often results in sanitation workers receiving wages below the legal minimum, lacking paid leave, job security, medical, or retirement benefits.

The HRCP report also sheds light on the systemic discrimination within the sector, noting that the majority of sanitation workers belong to minority Christian or Hindu communities and are often segregated and limited in their social mobility. Historical job advertisements have explicitly restricted certain sanitation roles to non-Muslim applicants, further entrenching workplace discrimination.

The dangers of sanitation work are profound, with workers frequently exposed to hazardous conditions without adequate protective measures. The report notes that several workers have died on the job due to these unsafe environments.

The current National Sanitation Policy of Pakistan is outdated, and provincial policies are insufficient or not yet implemented. The HRCP’s proposed policy framework advocates for the legal recognition of sanitation workers, ensuring they receive the same protections as other workers under the Constitution.

Key recommendations include the regularization of employment, enforcement of minimum wage laws, provision of social security, retirement benefits, and compensation for workplace injuries. The policy also emphasizes the need for technological upgrades to mitigate the dangers of manual sanitation work, such as cleaning gutters.

This comprehensive approach aims not only to safeguard the health and safety of sanitation workers but also to elevate their status within society by affirming their rights and dignity.