FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
11/5/2010
Cymbalta Approved for Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain

First approved as anti-depressant in 2004

11/4/2010
Ofirmev Sanctioned for Pain and Fever

First U.S.-approved injected form of acetaminophen

11/1/2010
Teflaro Sanctioned for Bacterial Infections

Including pneumonia and methicillin-resistant staph

11/1/2010
Afinitor Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder

Disorder causes non-cancerous brain tumors

10/28/2010
Latuda Approved for Adult Schizophrenia

Symptoms include hallucinations and delusions

10/28/2010
Sprycel Approval Expanded to Include Rare Leukemia

Drug believed to hinder proteins that encourage cancer growth

10/20/2010
Pradaxa Approved for Atrial Fibrillation

To prevent stroke in people with abnormal heart rhythm

10/18/2010
Baraclude Sanctioned for Severe Liver Disease

Among people with chronic hepatitis B

10/18/2010
Botox Approved for Chronic Migraines

For people who get migraines more than 14 days per month

10/13/2010
Vivitrol Approved to Prevent Opioid Relapse

Injected drug blocks brain's opioid receptors

9/27/2010
Contraceptive Containing a Folate Approved

Designed to help prevent certain birth defects

9/22/2010
Gilenya Approved for Relapsing MS

Oral drug designed to slow progressive disability

9/17/2010
Three Cardiac Resynchronization Defibrillators Approved for New Use

Only for certain heart failure patients, agency notes

9/15/2010
Krystexxa Approved for Gout

For adults who can't use other therapies

9/10/2010
Chemical Poisoning Treatment Approved for Children

Pralidoxime chloride sanctioned decades ago for adults

8/16/2010
Ella Emergency Contraceptive Approved

Intended to inhibit or delay ovulation

7/30/2010
Flu Vaccine for Upcoming Season Approved

Protects against three strains predicted to be most prevalent

7/29/2010
Cuvposa Approved for Chronic Drooling in Children

Primarily those with neurological disorders

7/26/2010
Combination Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure

Tribenzor sanctioned for those who don't respond to other drugs

7/23/2010
Generic Lovenox Approved for Deep Vein Thrombosis

A condition that could cause deadly blood clots