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An Obesity/Diabetes Path with Heart

The Fat and the Furiex: Could FDA Wins Help Contrave Bid?

By Randy Osborne
Staff Writer

Monday, January 28, 2013

The FDA's marketing clearance of three alogliptin-containing drugs for Type II diabetes as adjuncts to diet and exercise sent Furiex Pharmaceuticals Inc. on a happy Wall Street ride, at the same time causing onlookers to speculate about what the approvals might mean for the obesity candidate Contrave, which – like alogliptin – is partnered with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.

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