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FDA Extends Protection For Salix Drug

Posted August 29, 2006 8:41 a.m. EDT

— Salix Pharmaceuticals'

protection against generic competition for its ulcerative colitis drug for young people ages 5-17 has been extended through Jan. 8, 2007, by the Food and Drug Administration.

Salix had sought the additional marketing exclusivity for Colazal in June.