FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
2/14/2013
2/8/2013
Pomalyst Approved for Advanced Multiple Myeloma

After other therapies have failed

2/4/2013
First Generic Version of Cancer Drug Doxil Approved

Brand-name drug is in short supply, agency noted

2/1/2013
Ravicti Approved for Urea Cycle Disorders

Conditions inhibit ammonia removal from the body

1/30/2013
Drug OK'd for Deadly Genetic Condition Tied to Cholesterol

Kynamro can be used when the body can't eliminate 'bad' cholesterol, FDA says

1/28/2013
Three New Drugs Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

All contain new active ingredient aimed at improving glucose control

1/25/2013
Gleevec's Latest Approval is for Pediatric Cancer

Drug blocks proteins that fuel cancer-cell development

1/25/2013
1st OTC Drug Approved for Women With Overactive Bladder

Oxytrol is intended for use by those 18 and older

1/23/2013
Drug Approved for Inherited Blood Disorder

Exjade removes excess iron, FDA says

1/22/2013
Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder

When people don't respond to standard treatments

1/17/2013
Octaplas Approved for Blood-Clotting Disorders

Made from treated human plasma

1/17/2013
Flublok Approved to Prevent Seasonal Flu

New vaccine doesn't use flu virus or eggs, could speed up production

1/3/2013
Eliquis Approved for People With Heart Rhythm Disorder

To help prevent stroke and deadly blood clots

1/2/2013
Fulyzaq Approved for Diarrhea in People With HIV/AIDS

Antiretroviral drugs can lead to diarrhea

1/2/2013
Sirturo Approved for Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Millions still contract the infectious disease each year

1/2/2013
Juxtapid Approved for LDL Cholesterol Condition

Disorder affects about 1 million in U.S.

12/21/2012
Varizig Approved to Treat Chickenpox Symptoms

Within four days of exposure

12/21/2012
Tamiflu Approval Expanded to Include Infants Under Age 1

First approved in 1999 for adults with flu

12/21/2012
Gattex Approved for Short Bowel Syndrome

Provides nutrition for people with surgically removed intestine

12/17/2012
Signifor Approved for Cushing's Disease

In cases that cannot be treated through surgery