FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/12/2009
Berinert Approved for Rare Genetic Disease

To treats symptoms of hereditary angiodema

9/25/2009
Stelara Approved for Psoriasis

Helps block overproduction of skin cells

9/25/2009
Folotyn Approved for Aggressive Type of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

For those who have relapsed or haven't responded to other therapies

9/11/2009
Ovarian Cancer Test Approved

Helps doctors decide on appropriate surgical options

9/8/2009
Metozolv Approved for Diabetic Stomach Disorder, GERD

But long-term use could cause serious side effects