FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/20/2011
Abuse-Resistant Oxycodone Approved

Oxecta ingredient discourages extra doses

6/16/2011
Nulojix Approved to Help Thwart Kidney Rejection

For adults who have had kidney transplant

6/14/2011
First Ceramic-on-Metal Hip Replacement Approved

For people with osteoarthritis

6/14/2011
6/13/2011
Potiga Approved for Adult Epileptic Seizures

But drug may cause 'neuro-psychiatric' side effects, FDA says

6/10/2011
5/31/2011
Solesta Gel Approved for Fecal Incontinence

A condition affecting 5.5 million Americans

5/31/2011
Dificid Approved to Treat C. diff Diarrhea

Bacterial infection commonly acquired in hospitals

5/23/2011
Incivek Approved for Hepatitis C

Among people who haven't received or responded to standard interferon