Byetta outperforms Januvia in diabetes study

09/10/2008 | Bloomberg

A study of 61 patients showed that Byetta, a diabetes drug from Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co., decreased blood-sugar levels and reduced appetite better than Januvia, a rival medicine from Merck & Co. The findings demonstrate "a clear difference in the method of actions" between the two products amid confusion in the marketplace about their therapeutic qualities, one of the researchers said.

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