FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
2/18/2011
2/17/2011
People Who Weigh Less Now Qualify for Gastric Device

Under new approval, Lap-Band system can now be used by less obese

2/11/2011
Test Approved to Monitor Levels of Kidney Rejection Drug

Too much of the drug in blood may be toxic

2/11/2011
First 3-D Mammography Test Cleared

To help screen for breast cancer

2/8/2011
MRI-Friendly Pacemaker Approved

System designed to work with magnetic resonance imaging devices

2/4/2011
Drug Approved to Help Prevent Preterm Birth

Makena for women at risk of delivering early

1/25/2011
1/24/2011
Viibryd Approved for Major Depressive Disorder

When symptoms of depression interfere with daily life

1/18/2011
Natroba Approved for Head Lice

For people 4 years and older

1/10/2011
Abstral Approved for Adults With Cancer Pain

Opioid drug to be distributed via program to deter misuse

12/22/2010
12/21/2010
Device Approved for Dangerous Vessel Bulge

Endurant stent graft treats aneurysm in abdominal aorta

12/17/2010
12/14/2010
Once-Daily Dose Approved for Prezista

Anti-HIV drug sanctioned in combination with ritonavir

11/24/2010
Axiron Approved as First Underarm Testosterone Drug

For men with symptoms of hormone deficiency

11/19/2010
Xgeva Approved to Prevent Fractures in Bone Cancer Patients

Blocks protein that destroys bone cells

11/15/2010
Halaven Approved for Late-Stage Breast Cancer

Injected therapy believed to stifle cancer cell growth

11/15/2010
Vyvanse Approved for Adolescent ADHD

Previously sanctioned for ADHD in adults and children

11/11/2010
Egrifta Approved for HIV-Related Fat Deposits

Lipodystrophy can lead to excess fat near internal organs

11/5/2010
Kombiglyze XR Approved for Adult Type 2 Diabetes

For once-daily blood sugar control