FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
9/16/2014
Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids

Painkillers frequently cause irregularity

9/11/2014
Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved

For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition

9/5/2014
NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk

Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

9/4/2014
Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Nearly 10,000 in U.S. expected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

8/21/2014
New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

8/20/2014
Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

8/15/2014
Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer

More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

8/14/2014
Belsomra Approved for Insomnia

First such drug designed to affect sleep-wake cycle

8/12/2014
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

8/12/2014
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved

Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

8/7/2014
Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

8/1/2014
Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Blocks re-absorption of blood sugar by kidneys

7/31/2014
Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

7/28/2014
FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia

People with CLL and a specific genetic anomaly can now get the therapy

7/24/2014
Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

Targiniq includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken

7/23/2014
Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

But label warns drug may be toxic to liver

7/17/2014
Ruconest Approved for Rare Genetic Disease

Hereditary angioedema causes swelling of extremities, face and airways

7/3/2014
6/30/2014
6/23/2014
Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections

Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill