FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
11/7/2012
Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

For people who can't take methotrexate

11/5/2012
Xarelto's Approval Expanded

To include people with deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

10/26/2012
Synribo Approved to Treat Rare Leukemia

If other treatments haven't stopped CML's progression

10/22/2012
Fycompa Approved for Epileptic Seizures

Among people aged 12 and older

10/22/2012
Approval Expanded for Sapien Artificial Heart Valve

More people with narrowed aortic valve are now eligible

10/18/2012
Jetrea Approved to Treat Eye Condition

Symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion

10/12/2012
Abraxane Approved to Treat Advanced Lung Cancer

Among people who aren't candidates for surgery or radiation

9/28/2012
New Defibrillator Implanted Just Under the Skin

But it's still designed to correct an irregular heartbeat

9/28/2012
Humira's Approval Widened to Include Ulcerative Colitis

Disease causes inflammation in large intestine

9/27/2012
Stivarga Approved for Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Designed to block enzymes that encourage tumor growth

9/18/2012
First Ultrasound to Spot Cancer in Dense Breasts Approved

Mammography will help doctors decide which women should get new screen

9/13/2012
Aubagio Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

But label warns of possible liver problems, birth defects

9/12/2012
Newly Approved Imaging Agent Helps Find Prostate Cancer

But not replacement for actual tissue testing, FDA says

9/5/2012
Bosulif Approved for Rare Leukemia

Primarily caused by genetic mutation

8/31/2012
Xtandi Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Drug increased survival time for patients who'd failed hormone-based treatments

8/30/2012
Afinitor Disperz Approved for Rare Tumor

Sanctioned for children aged 1 and older

8/30/2012
New Drug Approved for Irritable Bowel, Chronic Constipation

Linzess sanctioned for cases that don't respond to conventional treatment

8/30/2012
New Drug Approved for Lack of Certain White Blood Cells

A condition affecting some chemotherapy patients

8/28/2012
Once-Daily Pill Approved to Treat HIV

Stribild, combination therapy, interferes with AIDS virus' ability to multiply

8/17/2012
FDA Approves Generic Versions of Actos

Diabetes drug helps control blood sugar in adults with type 2 disease