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Treatment for Diabetes Type 2

Bristol-Myers Squibb Provides Regulatory Update for Muraglitazar

PRINCETON, N.J., December 23, 2004 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that the company submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for muraglitazar, an investigational agent under development for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co., Inc. are collaborators in the global development and commercialization of muraglitazar.

Muraglitazar, discovered by Bristol-Myers Squibb, has the potential to be the first in a novel class of drugs known as dual peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) agonists to be approved for marketing in the U.S.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global pharmaceutical and related health care products company whose mission is to extend and enhance human life.

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Posted: December 2004

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