UK Body Recommends Eli Lilly and Company, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Diabetes Drug Bydureon

Published: Jan 16, 2012

The U.K.'s health-care cost-effectiveness body Friday confirmed initial guidance recommending Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) and Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (AMLN) Type 2 diabetes drug Bydureon for use in the U.K.'s publicly funded National Health Service. In final guidance, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, or NICE, said the injectable medicine, known generically as exenatide, could be given in combination with certain other drugs in obese patients with a body mass index above 35, or those for whom insulin injections wouldn't be suitable.

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