SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

November 02, 2011 08:16 ET

Optimism on Diabetes Medication Grows -- MannKind and Amylin Benefit

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on MannKind & Amylin Pharmaceuticals

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - In the United States alone, more than 21 million people suffer from diabetes, and the number is growing at a rate of 10 percent annually. This rapid growth has provided significant opportunities for pharmaceutical companies who are able to develop new therapies to address type 1 and 2 diabetes. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Biotechnology Industry and provides equity research on MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ: MNKD) and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMLN). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

According to Frost & Sullivan research titled "US Diabetes Drug Delivery - Patient Perspective," the future of diabetes treatments is in the convenient drug delivery methods. Type-1 diabetic patients are most likely to prefer a twice-a-day oral dosing regimen, while type-2 diabetic patients are also expected to prefer a twice-a-day oral dosing regimen or a twice-a-day patch.

MannKind's leading drug candidate, Alfrezza, is an ultra-rapid acting inhalable insulin that (if approved) will allow diabetes patients to inhale Afrezza before a meal. MannKind is trying to show the FDA that the drug does not cause dangerous side effects to a patient's heart.

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Amylin Pharmaceuticals is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of drug candidates for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and other diseases. Last month shares of the company rose the most in more than six months after its Byetta drug developed with Eli Lilly & Co. won expanded approval for use with the world's top-selling insulin to treat Type 2 diabetes.

The drug brought in $559 million for San Diego-based Amylin last year, almost 85 percent of the company's revenue, according to data Bloomberg compiled. The drug accounted for $151 million in sales for Indianapolis-based Lilly last year.

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