FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
12/19/2014
Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Associated with genetic defect

12/19/2014
System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets

Lowers chances of infected donation

12/18/2014
Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

12/17/2014
New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

Reduces risk of infected donation

12/16/2014
First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

12/15/2014
New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease

Agency says best results obtained for black women

12/12/2014
Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer

Drug blocks blood supply that fuels tumors

12/11/2014
Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer

Screen looks for viruses tied to a number of blood cancers or abnormalities

12/10/2014
Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV

Virus can lead to cervical cancer

12/4/2014
Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for polycythemia vera

12/3/2014
Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia

Drug sanctioned for rapidly-growing form of bone marrow cancer

11/20/2014
Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

10/29/2014
10/24/2014
New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia

The bleeding disorder affects both males and females

10/16/2014
Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease

Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

10/14/2014
Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved

Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

10/13/2014
Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter Approved

Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

10/10/2014
Akynzeo Approved for Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Drug helps ease nausea, vomiting

9/23/2014
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved

Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems

9/19/2014
Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

New drug helps regulate blood sugar