FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
6/27/2013
6/24/2013
Vibativ Approved for Certain Bacterial Pneumonia

Only when other treatments aren't suitable

6/21/2013
6/20/2013
New Test IDs Genotype of Hepatitis C

Helps doctors plan treatment

6/14/2013
New Silicone Breast Implants Approved

MemoryShape OK'd for augmentation in women 22 and older

6/13/2013
Xgeva Approved for Rare, Non-Malignant Tumor

Giant cell tumor of the bone

5/29/2013
New Drugs, Diagnostic Approved for Advanced Melanoma

This cancer is leading cause of death from skin disease

5/29/2013
Blood-Tracking Device Uses New Technology

Memory chips help prevent release of unwanted products

5/16/2013
Xofigo Approved for Prostate Cancer

When disease has spread to the bones

5/16/2013
Test Approved to Detect Faulty Lung Cancer Gene

Gene present in 10 percent of NSCLC cases

5/15/2013
Simponi Approved for Ulcerative Colitis

Blocks process that contributes to abnormal inflammation

5/10/2013
Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD

Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in U.S.

5/1/2013
4/30/2013
4/9/2013
Diclegis Approved for Morning Sickness

Among pregnant women who haven't responded to other treatments

4/1/2013
New Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Invokana blocks reabsorption of glucose by the kidneys

3/28/2013
3/25/2013
Inhaler Approved for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Antibiotic device treats Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections

3/21/2013
Dotarem Approved for Nervous System MRIs

Contrast agent helps doctors view brain and spine

3/13/2013
Lymphoseek Approved to Help Locate Lymph Nodes

Among people with certain cancers