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Once-weekly Byetta could get similar thyroid cancer warning as Victoza

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Amylin/Lilly's Bydureon, a once-weekly formulation of the twice-daily dosed Byetta (exenatide), could get a similar "black box" warning for risk of rare medullary thyroid cancer as Novo Nordisk's recently approved rival type 2 diabetes drug Victoza (liraglutide), judging from the comments of a US FDA official in a document posted recently on the agency's website that discusses the basis of Victoza's approval.

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