Exenatide (marketed as Byetta) is one of a new class of medications (incretin mimetics) approved for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2.
A direct, head-to-head comparison of two of the newer treatments available for type 2 diabetes yielded mixed results.
Researchers have found that a drug currently used to treat Type 2 diabetes could treat addiction to drugs such as cocaine.
Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. announced that an analysis of the results of a phase 2 clinical study of ITCA 650 (continuous subcutaneous delivery of exenatide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes will be presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
Once-weekly extended-release exenatide is a more effective treatment than twice-daily exenatide at improving glucose control among Japanese individuals with diabetes, report researchers.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca announced that following the successful completion of the acquisition of Amylin Pharmaceuticals by Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca has made an initial payment of approximately $3.2 billion to Amylin Pharmaceuticals, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified biological mechanisms by which glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a gut hormone, protects against kidney disease, and also mechanisms that inhibit its actions in diabetes.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire Amylin for $31.00 per share in cash, pursuant to a cash tender offer and second step merger, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $5.3 billion.
Twice-daily exenatide may offer advantages over the standard glimepiride in patients with Type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled by metformin, suggest findings published in The Lancet.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Alkermes plc today announced results from the long-term extension of the DURATION-1 study, which showed that BYDUREON (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension), the first and only once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes, was associated with clinically significant and sustained improvements in glycemic control during four years of treatment in adults with type 2 diabetes.
A drug made from the saliva of the Gila monster lizard is effective in reducing the craving for food. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, have tested the drug on rats, who after treatment ceased their cravings for both food and chocolate.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company announced today that 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.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 13,000,000 shares of its common stock.
Weight gain or loss may not always be caused by what you eat or how much you exercise. For some, it's the medicines you're taking.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has issued a positive opinion in the European Union 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), for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults who have not achieved adequate glycemic control with these agents.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a developer of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that it has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a combination therapy of its lead compound, ORMD-0801 in combination with its oral exenatide formulation, ORMD-0901. There is no such approved combination product available on the market today.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today outlined its key strategic priorities for 2012, with a strong focus on driving the global commercial value of its diabetes franchise.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company today announced an agreement to terminate their alliance for exenatide and resolve the outstanding litigation between the companies.
Exenatide, a drug commonly prescribed to help patients with type 2 diabetes improve blood sugar control, also has a powerful and rapid anti-inflammatory effect, a University at Buffalo study has shown.
The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has approved Byetta (exenatide) injection as add-on treatment for use with insulin glargine, together with exercise and diet for diabetes type 2 patients who are not responding well enough to glargine alone. Byetta's add-on therapy is for those on glargine with metformin and/or a TZD (thiazolidinedione) or without.
Two newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes could be linked to a significantly increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, and one could also be linked to an increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a new UCLA study.