FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
2/9/2010
2/3/2010
Xiaflex Approved for Rare Hand Condition

Dupuytren's contracture limits finger use

2/1/2010
Approval Expanded for Breast Cancer Drug Tykerb

To include certain postmenopausal women who need hormone therapy

1/26/2010
Victoza Sanctioned for Type 2 Diabetes

But it may cause thyroid tumors and other side effects, FDA says

1/26/2010
Morphine Sulfate Solution Approved

For acute and chronic pain

1/25/2010
Heart Valve Implanted Via Catheter Approved

Inserted by way of a tube in a leg vein and guided up to the heart

1/22/2010
Ampyra Approved for Adults With MS

Helps those who have trouble walking

1/20/2010
Heart-Assist System Approved for Severe Heart Failure

Among people who aren't candidates for heart transplant

1/11/2010
Actemra Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

For people who haven't responded to other RA drugs

12/24/2009
Flu Vaccine for Seniors Approved

A high-dose shot for people 65 and older

12/18/2009
Spiriva Inhaler Approved To Reduce Flares of COPD

Including chronic bronchitis and emphysema

12/16/2009
12/14/2009
Long-Acting Zyprexa Approved

To treat adult schizophrenia

12/10/2009
New Additive Aids Blood Platelet Storage

InterSol approved for keeping platelets up to 5 days

12/3/2009
12/2/2009
Zegerid OTC Approved for Frequent Heartburn

In original prescription formula

11/17/2009
Qutenza Approved for Post-Shingles Nerve Pain

Active ingredient is found in chili peppers

11/16/2009
Lysteda Approved for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Designed to help blood to clot

11/13/2009
Another Swine Flu Vaccine Approved for Children

CSL's shot now for ages 6 months and older

11/6/2009
Istodax Approved for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

It's a disfiguring cancer affecting the skin