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Eli Lilly


received approval from the

Food and Drug Administration

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for a new dosage of the popular antidepressant Prozac that patients will only have to take once a week.

Prozac Weekly is for patients whose depression symptoms have stabilized and require continuing treatment to prevent a relapse. The drug will be available by prescription in March.

Eli Lilly, which is based in Indianapolis, gained 48 cents, or 0.6%, to $77.87 in recent

New York Stock Exchange