FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
10/31/2011
Exparel Approved for Post-Surgery Pain

Provides relief up to 72 hours

10/24/2011
First Versions of Generic Zyprexa Approved

To treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

10/24/2011
Onfi Approved to Treat Severe Seizures

When combined with other anti-seizure medication

10/14/2011
Ferriprox Approved to Treat 'Iron Overload'

A potential problem among people who get frequent blood transfusions

10/7/2011
Juvisync Approved for Type 2 Diabetics With High Cholesterol

Previously approved meds combined in one tablet

10/7/2011
Cialis Approved to Treat Enlarged Prostate

Also approved for treatment of BPH and erectile dysfunction occurring simultaneously

10/4/2011
'LeGoo' Vessel Plug Approved for Vascular Surgery

Dissolvable gel stems blood flow while joining vessels

9/28/2011
Child Face Mask Approved to Help Prevent Spread of Germs

In hospitals and other health care settings

9/26/2011
9/23/2011
9/19/2011
FDA OKs Bone Drug to Prevent Fracture in Certain Cancer Patients

Prolia can be used in some cases of prostate cancer and breast cancer

9/2/2011
Flu Diagnostic Kit Approved

Developed by the CDC

8/29/2011
Xalkori Approved for Advanced Lung Cancer

Therapy targets abnormal gene

8/26/2011
Extended-release Painkiller Approved

Nucynta ER sanctioned for chronic pain in adults

8/25/2011
Firazyr Approved for Rare Swelling Disease

Hereditary angiodema can cause tissue in limbs, airway to swell

8/24/2011
Botox Approved to Treat Urinary Incontinence

Among people with certain neurologic conditions

8/19/2011
Adcetris Approved to Treat Lymphomas

New treatment fights cancers of the lymphatic system

8/17/2011
New Drug Approved for Advanced Skin Cancer

Companion test also sanctioned to detect certain melanoma cells

8/4/2011
First Treatment Solely for Scorpion Stings Approved

Poisonous arthropods found mostly in Arizona

7/21/2011
Brilinta Approved for Acute Coronary Syndromes

Blood-thinning drug helps prevent clotting