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Sciele says FDA approves new formulation of blood-pressure drug

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Sciele Pharma Inc SCRX.O said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved all four dosage strengths of its Sular formulation to treat high blood pressure.

The new formulation, which uses Britain's SkyePharma Plc's SKP.L Geomatrix technology, provides a lower dose of Sular for each of its current doses, Sciele Pharma said in a statement.

Sciele expects to launch the new formulation in the first quarter. (Reporting by John Tilak in Bangalore; Editing by Vinu Pilakkott)

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