FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/18/2011
Flu Vaccine for 2011-12 Season Approved

Protects against strains predicted to be most prevalent

7/11/2011
Boostrix Approved to Prevent Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough in Seniors

First single vaccine to prevent all 3 diseases in elderly

7/5/2011
Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD

Helps prevent wheezing and shortness of breath

7/1/2011
Lazanda Approved for Cancer Pain

Painkiller fentanyl produced in nasal spray form

6/20/2011
Generic Versions of Levofloxacin Approved

Antibiotic prescribed for infections of sinuses, kidneys or bladder