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Bydureon succeeds in FDA-mandated trial, but market uptake could prove tougher challenge

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Bydureon, the once-weekly antidiabetic exenatide, has overcome another obstacle to FDA approval. Developers Amylin, Eli Lilly and Alkermes have revealed that supratherapeutic doses of the compound do not cause a change in heart rhythm by affecting the QT interval.

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