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Amylin Pharmaceuticals Files Suit Against Eli Lilly

May 16, 2011

PRNewswire reports that Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, alleging that Lilly is engaging in anticompetitive activity and breaching its strategic alliance agreements with Amylin to maximize commercialization of exenatide. In 2002, Amylin entered an alliance with Lilly for the global development and commercialization of exenatide, a medicine indicated as a first line treatment for type 2 diabetes that is currently marketed as BYETTA® (exenatide) injection. Exenatide is also the active ingredient in BYDUREON™ (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension), a once-weekly version currently under review by the FDA.