EU Approves Type 2 Diabetes Drug Byetta for Use with Basal Insulin

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization to Byetta (exenatide twice-daily) as an adjunctive therapy to basal insulin, with or without metformin and/or Actos® (pioglitazone), for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults who have not achieved adequate glycemic control with these agents… Read more

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Byetta Recommended as Add-on Therapy to Insulin

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion in the European Union (EU) for the expanded use of Byetta (exenatide twice-daily) as an add-on therapy to basal insulin, with or without metformin and/or Actos® (pioglitazone)… Read more

FDA Approves Byetta for Use with Lantus Insulin in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new use for Amylin and Eli Lilly’s type 2 diabetes drug, Byetta (exenatide) injection. Byetta is now approved as an add-on therapy to insulin glargine (Lantus), with or without metformin and/or a thiazolidinedione (TZD), for adults with type 2 diabetes… Read more

Victoza Found More Effective Than Byetta and Januvia In Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

New data from two extension studies presented by Novo Nordisk at the 71st Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) show that Victoza (liraglutide [rDNA origin] injection), taken once-daily, in combination with metformin and/or sulfonylurea, helped patients achieve blood sugar control after switching from other commonly used type 2 diabetes therapies Byetta (exenatide) and Januvia (sitagliptin). Although not.. Read more

Adding Byetta to Diabetes Treatment May Reduce Risk Of Heart Failure

Results from a retrospective analysis of more than 778,000 patients showed the addition of Byetta (exenatide) injection to pre-existing diabetes treatment regimens was associated with a reduced likelihood of heart failure, especially among patients receiving insulin. These findings were presented by Amylin and Eli Lilly… Read more

Amylin Files Lawsuit Against Eli Lilly Over Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Amylin Pharmaceuticals announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly. Amylin alleges Lilly is engaging in anticompetitive activity and breaching its strategic alliance agreements to maximize commercialization of exenatide currently marketed as BYETTA® (exenatide) injection… Read more

Positive Results for Once Monthly Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Positive results from a phase 2 study evaluating the effects of a once-monthly injectable suspension formulation of exenatide on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes were announced by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company and Alkermes, Inc. Exenatide once monthly is a new… Read more

Byetta as Safe as Other Diabetes Drugs New Study Finds

Results of a new retrospective study of nearly 375,000 type 2 diabetes patients evaluating the incidence of events related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause hospitalizations among initiators of BYETTA(R) (exenatide) injection compared to initiators of other commonly used diabetes medications were presented by Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago… Read more

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