FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
5/11/2015
Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling

Implanted device treats chronic back pain

5/8/2015
Avelox Approved for Plague

Deadly bacteria could be used as bioterror agent

5/1/2015
Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding

Spray-dried product promotes clotting when other methods are 'ineffective or impractical'

4/29/2015
Kybella Approved for Double Chin

Drug mimics body's own fat-destroying chemical

4/29/2015
First Generic Abilify Approved

For treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

4/16/2015
Generic Copaxone Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

Autoimmune disease affects central nervous system

4/16/2015
Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

When heart can't pump enough blood

4/6/2015
New Test Helps Diagnose Delayed Stomach Emptying

A condition called gastroparesis

3/31/2015
FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications

3/25/2015
Eylea Approval Expanded to Include Diabetic Retinopathy

Among people with diabetic macular edema

3/25/2015
New Treatment for Anthrax Approved

FDA cites preparedness for intentional release of deadly bacteria

3/24/2015
New Blood Pump System Approved

Maintains circulation during riskier cardiac surgery

3/18/2015
Cholbam Approved for Rare Metabolic Disorders

Conditions affect liver and vitamin absorption

3/10/2015
Unituxin Approved for Deadly Pediatric Cancer

Neuroblastoma typically strikes children under age 5

3/9/2015
New CPR Devices Approved

May help more people survive cardiac arrest, FDA says

3/6/2015
First Biosimilar Drug Approved

Zarxio is 'highly similar' to long-sanctioned cancer drug

3/6/2015
Cresemba Approved for Serious Fungal Infections

Most often these illnesses affect people with weakened immune systems

3/6/2015
3/4/2015
Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer

The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

2/26/2015
New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections