Byetta Linked to 4 Deaths

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co., the makers of Byetta have acknowledged that the drug has been linked to 4 deaths. The FDA has already linked the diabetes drug to six cases of pancreatitis, including 2 deaths.
Byetta has been marketed for those with Type2 diabetes but has been dogged for several years that the drug may cause severe pancreatitis. Pancreatitis which simply means an inflammation of the pancreas, located in the upper region of the abdomen. Symptoms may include nausea, abdominal pain, stomach bloating, and vomiting.
The link between Byetta and pancreatitis is under investigation by the FDA.