FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
2/17/2014
2/12/2014
Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Chronic Leukemia

Drug inhibits enzyme that spurs cancer growth

2/4/2014
Blood Sugar Monitoring System Approved for Children

However, device didn't perform as well in kids as in adults, FDA says

1/31/2014
Hetlioz Approved for Sleep Disorder in Blind People

Condition stems from inability to govern sleep from light-dark cycle

1/17/2014
New Test Helps Diagnose Intellectual Disability in Children

Scan tracks entire genome from a blood sample

1/10/2014
Mekinist Plus Tafinlar Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma

The most deadly form of skin cancer

1/10/2014
Sealant Gel Approved for Eye Surgery

An additional option after cataract operation

1/8/2014
Farxiga Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Along with diet and exercise

12/23/2013
Tretten Approved for Genetic Clotting Disorder

Rare condition could be life threatening

12/19/2013
Stent to Treat Pancreatic Cysts Approved

For infected cysts that won't drain on their own

12/18/2013
Anoro Ellipta Approved for COPD

Drug relaxes lung airways

12/16/2013
First Device to Treat Migraine With Aura Approved

Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator emits magnetic pulse that may ease symptoms

12/11/2013
Generic Cymbalta Approved

A frequently prescribed antidepressant drug

12/9/2013
Sovaldi Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

Breakthrough drug doesn't need combined interferon

12/6/2013
New Drug Approved for Peyronie's Disease

Xiaflex is first non-surgical treatment to get FDA approval

11/25/2013
Olysio Approved as Hepatitis C Treatment

Drug blocks protein that helps virus replicate

11/25/2013
H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved

In the event of a pandemic

11/22/2013
Nexavar Approval Expanded for Common Thyroid Cancer

When tumor stops responding to other therapy

11/15/2013
11/13/2013