FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
3/24/2011
U.S. Shingles Vaccine Approval Expanded

To include people in their 50s

3/15/2011
Gadavist Approved to Enhance Nervous System Imaging

A contrast agent for certain MRIs

3/11/2011
Device Approved to Continue Blood Flow During Brain Surgery

Among patients at greater risk of stroke

3/10/2011
Benlysta Approved for Lupus

Last-approved lupus drug sanctioned 56 years ago

3/1/2011
Roflumilast Approved for Form of COPD

Drug aimed at treating lung disease characterized by chronic bronchitis

2/28/2011
Edarbi Approved for High Blood Pressure

But shouldn't be taken by pregnant women

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