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 News Release - June 15, 2006

First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corporation Stockholders Approve Name Change to Sciele Pharma, Inc.

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--June 15, 2006--Stockholders of First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ:FHRX ), voting today at the Company's 2006 Annual Meeting, approved the Company's name change to Sciele Pharma, Inc. The Company's stock will begin trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the new symbol "SCRX," effective June 19, 2006.

"As we have grown and evolved into a more fully integrated pharmaceutical company, we felt this was an appropriate time to improve the Company's branding to better reflect our organization," said Patrick Fourteau, First Horizon's Chief Executive Officer and President. "We believe this new name, Sciele Pharma, Inc. - pronounced SCI-el - more accurately reflects who we have become: a pharmaceutical company that has transformed itself during the past two years to focus on acquiring, licensing, developing and marketing branded prescription pharmaceuticals. Our business platform is based on an entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, speed of execution, simplicity, and teamwork. We believe Sciele Pharma, Inc. better exemplifies this mission."

About Sciele Pharma, Inc.

Sciele Pharma, Inc., formerly known as First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corp., is a pharmaceutical company specializing in sales, marketing and the development of branded prescription products focused on Cardiovascular/Metabolic and Women's Health. The Company's Cardiovascular/ Metabolic products treat patients with high cholesterol, hypertension, high triglycerides, unstable angina and type 2 diabetes, and its Women's Health products are designed improve the health and well-being of mothers and their babies. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded in 1992, Sciele employs more than 700 people, including approximately 525 sales representatives. The Company's success is based on placing the needs of patients first, improving health and quality of life and implementing its business platform - an Entrepreneurial Spirit, Innovation, Speed of Execution, Simplicity and Teamwork. For more information about Sciele Pharma and its products, visit

Source: First Horizon Pharmaceutical

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