FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/3/2009
Intuniv Approved for Pediatric ADHD

No known potential for abuse, maker says

8/31/2009
Valcyte Approved for Cytomegalovirus in Children

A leading cause of infection in transplant patients

8/28/2009
Zenpep Approved for Pancreatic Disorder

Makes up for lack of digestive enzymes

8/25/2009
Xyzal Approved for Younger Kids

Antihistamine sanctioned for children as young as 6 months

8/21/2009
Sabril Approved for Infantile Spasms

In children ages 1 month to 2 years

8/20/2009
New Hib Vaccine Granted Accelerated Approval

To help remedy vaccine shortage

8/18/2009
New Drug Approved for Gaucher Disease

An inherited metabolic disorder

8/17/2009
8/14/2009