FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
4/12/2017
1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved

Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue

4/7/2017
FDA Approves Hep C Drugs for Kids 12 and Older

Previously allowed only for adults

4/6/2017
FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

They screen for gene variants linked to 10 diseases and conditions

3/29/2017
Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for primary progressive MS

3/28/2017
Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema

When topical medication doesn't work

3/28/2017
Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers

Drug may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall

3/23/2017
Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer

First sanctioned treatment in U.S. for aggressive tumor

3/22/2017
New Parkinson's Drug Xadago Approved

To help prevent 'off' episodes among users of levodopa/carbidopa

3/6/2017
Noctiva Approved for Frequent Urination at Night

For adults who awaken to urinate at least twice nightly

3/1/2017
Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea

Drug will treat a condition called carcinoid syndrome diarrhea

2/16/2017
Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis

Injected drug is for use by patients who've failed other treatments

2/9/2017
Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

First U.S. approval of corticosteroid to treat the disorder

2/6/2017
Newborn Screening Tests Approved

The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders

1/20/2017
Trulance Approved for Chronic Constipation

Drug designed to stimulate upper gastrointestinal tract

12/19/2016
Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval

Rubraca's use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said

12/14/2016
Knee Cartilage Product Approved to Repair Defects

Tissue is derived from patient's own knee

11/17/2016
Intrarosa Approved for Post-Menopausal Pain During Sex

Drug contained in a once-daily insert

10/28/2016
Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients

It's for people who had prior stroke related to a hole in the heart

10/19/2016
New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers

Malignancies that develop in muscles, fat, tendons and blood vessels

9/28/2016
'Artificial Pancreas' Approved for Type 1 Diabetes

An automated delivery device for insulin