The FDA has approved Rapaflo (silodosin, from Watson) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of 923 patients, Rapaflo relieved symptoms of BPH compared to placebo as measured by the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS).

Rapaflo is expected to launch in early 2009.

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