FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/13/2014
Lymphoseek Approved for Diagnosing Cancer Severity

Imaging agent helps determine if squamous cell has spread to head and neck

6/9/2014
6/2/2014
New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause

Including autoimmune or infection

5/29/2014
Remote Monitoring Device Approved for Heart Patients

Measures pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate

5/27/2014
FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections

Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

5/20/2014
5/9/2014
Bionic Prosthetic Arm Approved

Helps amputees perform complex tasks by using signals from nearby muscles

5/8/2014
4/21/2014
Cyramza Approved for Stomach Cancer

Disease kills more than 10,000 people annually

4/18/2014
Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

Tablet placed under the tongue

4/15/2014
Tanzeum Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Along with diet and exercise