FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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
11/11/2013
Aptiom Approved to Treat Seizures

For adults with epilepsy

11/8/2013
Generic Aciphex Approved to Treat Chronic Heartburn

Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), common condition involves backflow of stomach acid

11/1/2013
Gazyva Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A cancer of the blood and bone marrow

10/25/2013
Extended-Release Hydrocodone Painkiller Approved

For daily treatment of chronic pain

10/25/2013
Brain-Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer's Detection

Vizamyl is used with PET scan to screen for signs of dementia

10/23/2013
10/9/2013
Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

New drug works to ease high blood pressure in lung arteries