Lilly diabetes med linked to pancreatitis

A fast-growing Eli Lilly med may be held back by a new warning linking it to acute pancreatitis. After 30 reports of pancreatitis in patients using the injectable diabetes drug Byetta--five of which led to serious complications such as kidney failure--the FDA has asked Lilly and its partner on the drug, Amylin, to revise its labeling.

With $430.2 million in 2006 sales, Byetta delivered some $219 million in revenues to Lilly. The rest went to Amylin, accounting for 90 percent of that company's sales. Amylin stock fell sharply on the news.

- check out the report from the Indianapolis Star

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