FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
2/24/2015
Farydak Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Blood cancer kills more than 10,000 Americans annually

2/20/2015
New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins

Adhesive product cuts off blood supply in unsightly leg vessels

2/13/2015
Lenvima Approved for Common Thyroid Cancer

Recommended for use if radioactive iodine fails to stop progression

2/13/2015
Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence

Use of Eclipse System led to 50 percent decrease in episodes

2/9/2015
New Device Cleared to Reduce Stroke Risk

First approved device designed to enter artery through neck, not groin

2/9/2015
Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy

Among diabetics with macular edema

2/4/2015
Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved

TissuGlu connects tissue flaps stemming from surgery to remove excess fat, skin from stomach

2/4/2015
2/2/2015
Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder

Characterized by compulsive overeating

1/26/2015
Generic Form of Nexium Approved

Drug used to ease chronic heartburn

1/26/2015
Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium

Drug is for people with insufficient parathyroid hormone

1/26/2015
New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved

Bexsero prevents deadly infection of spinal cord lining

1/21/2015
New Psoriasis Drug Approved

Cosentyx hinders protein that spurs skin inflammation

1/14/2015
Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obesity

Targets nerve between brain and stomach that regulates hunger

1/9/2015
Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved

Designed to treat dangerous clots and prevent stroke

12/24/2014
Saxenda Approved for Weight Loss

Injected medication is for people who are statistically obese

12/22/2014
Opdivo Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Drug helps harness immune system to attack the cancer

12/22/2014
Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C

Some 3.2 million Americans thought infected

12/22/2014
Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu

Intravenous drug inhibits viral enzyme

12/22/2014
Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved

Sanctioned for complicated abdominal, urinary tract infections