FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
2/24/2012
Children Now Eligible for Screening Test for Bacterium

Helicobacter pylori causes ulcers, gastritis, certain cancers

2/21/2012
2/20/2012
Korlym Approved for Cushing's Syndrome

Blocks effects of too much cortisol, the so-called 'stress' hormone

2/13/2012
2/8/2012
Prescription Shampoo Approved to Treat Head Lice

Sklice is sanctioned for children as young as six months

2/1/2012
Gleevec Approval Widened to Include Rare Cancer

CD117-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors

1/31/2012
Kalydeco Approved to Treat Rare Form of Cystic Fibrosis

First drug to target underlying cause of chronic disease

1/30/2012
1/27/2012
Bydureon Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

A once-weekly injection

1/27/2012
Drug Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Inlyta is for people who don't respond to another drug

1/20/2012
1/18/2012
Voraxaze Approved to Treat High Levels of Chemo Drug

Blood amounts can rise due to kidney failure

1/16/2012
1/3/2012
Pneumonia Vaccine Approved for Older People

Prevnar 13 shot sanctioned for people 50 and up

12/21/2011
12/20/2011
Edarbyclor Approved for High Blood Pressure

Condition affects about 1 in 3 Americans

12/16/2011
New Device Approved for Children With Heart Failure

To be used until donor heart can be found

12/1/2011
First Generic Lipitor Approved

Widely used statin drug helps lower bad cholesterol

11/18/2011
11/16/2011
Jakafi Approved for Rare Bone-Marrow Disease

First drug in U.S. sanctioned for myelofibrosis