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After One Year, Type 2 Diabetes Patients Taking Exenatide Once Weekly Sustained Improvements in Glycemic Control and Weight; DURATION-1 Presented at ADA 2008
Date:6/9/2008

Phase 3 Once Weekly Investigational Diabetes Therapy Also Improved Glucose

Control in Patients Switching from Exenatide Taken Twice a Day

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), and Alkermes, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced results from a 52-week open-label clinical study that showed the durable efficacy of exenatide once weekly, a long-acting release formulation of exenatide. Patients taking exenatide once weekly over the course of one year sustained a similar improvement in glucose control [A1C: -2.0%+/-0.08; fasting plasma glucose (FPG) -47+/-3 mg/dL] compared to those receiving treatment for 30 weeks [A1C change from baseline: -1.9%+/-0.08 (LS mean+/-SE)]. This study also showed that patients who switched from BYETTA(R) (exenatide) injection after 30 weeks to exenatide once weekly experienced additional improvements in A1C and fasting plasma glucose. Seventy-four percent of all patients in the study achieved an endpoint A1C of 7 percent or less at 52 weeks. Patients in both treatment groups experienced a statistically significant and sustained average weight loss of 9.5 pounds over 52 weeks. These findings were presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Associa
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