FDA reports new deaths with diabetes drug Byetta

Aug 18, 2008 By MATTHEW PERRONE , AP Business Writer

(AP) -- Federal regulators are working on a stronger label for a widely used diabetes drug marketed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. after deaths continue to be reported despite earlier government warnings.



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Sepp
5 / 5 (1) Aug 18, 2008
Pretty bad when a drug for a condition that can be controlled by dietary means causes people to die of pancreatitis. What does the FDA? Require a warning.

In contrast, when a natural nutrient product causes similar trouble, the answer is usually to ban that product outright.

Double standard?