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Pharma's High Hopes for Diabetes Drugs Revived

Executive Summary

If the FDA's decision in September 2005 to ask for additional safety data on the dual PPAR agonist muraglitazar (Pargluva, from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck) virtually killed development of all such compounds, the data presented less than a year later at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting has Big Pharma excited again about the potential for new classes of diabetes drugs.

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