FDA clears AstraZeneca’s once-weekly Type II diabetes drug-device combo


AstraZeneca BydureonAstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) said today that the FDA approved its once-weekly exenatide drug in a single-dose auto-injector for adults with Type II diabetes whose blood sugar is uncontrolled on one or more oral drugs.

The company’s drug, Bydureon, is formulated with a continuous-release microsphere delivery system designed to provide consistent levels of exenatide, according to AstraZeneca, to reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

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