FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/27/2009
Arzerra Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Affects some 16,000 people annually

10/20/2009
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved for Children

Fluarix sanctioned for kids aged 3 to 17

10/20/2009
Votrient Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Designed to thwart blood vessel growth in tumors

10/19/2009
10/19/2009
Micardis Given Wider Approval

For cardiac patients who can't take an ACE inhibitor

10/16/2009
Cervarix Approved to Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Vaccine blocks strains of human papillomavirus