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P&G, Sanofi win U.S. approval for new Actonel dose

NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators approved a dose of the osteoporosis drug Actonel that will allow patients to take one tablet on two consecutive days, for a total of two tablets monthly, the drug's marketers Procter & Gamble PG.N and Sanofi-Aventis SASY.PA said on Tuesday.

The new dose of Actonel, 75 milligrams, will soon be available in this monthly two-day dose option, the companies said.

((Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf, editing by Martin Golan; Reuters Messaging: Lewis.Krauskopf.reuters.com@reuters.net; lewis.krauskopf@reuters.com; 646-223-6082)) Keywords: PROCTER SANOFI/ACTONEL

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