FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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