FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/1/2013
Brintellix Approved for Major Depressive Disorder

Depression can interfere with everyday life

9/30/2013
Perjeta Approved for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Previously used for advanced disease

9/16/2013
First Generic Version of Xeloda Approved

To treat colorectal or breast cancers

9/16/2013
New Device Approved for Enlarged Prostate

Helps relieve blocked urine flow

9/12/2013
Botox Approved as Temporary Treatment for Crow's Feet

Already approved for cosmetic 'frown lines'

9/6/2013
Abraxane Approved for Late-Stage Pancreatic Cancer

Previously sanctioned for cancers of the lung and breast

8/22/2013
New Device IDs Disease-Causing Germs

Spectrometer can identify 193 yeast and bacteria

8/13/2013
New Drug Approved to Treat HIV-1

The virus that causes AIDS

8/8/2013
Rapid Test Detects HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibodies and HIV-1 Antigen

May help doctors diagnose AIDS-causing virus earlier

7/26/2013
New Test Detects TB and Antibiotic Resistance

Results available in two hours

7/16/2013
First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD Approved

Brain monitor tracks neurological signals in children and teens

7/12/2013
Gilotrif Approved for Late-Stage Lung Cancer

Caused by certain gene mutations

7/1/2013
First Non-Hormonal Remedy Approved for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Contains active ingredient in antidepressant Paxil