FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
7/20/2009
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved

But it won't protect against swine flu

7/16/2009
Onsolis Approved for Severe Cancer Pain

Due to abuse risks, patch will be available under restricted distribution

7/10/2009
Effient Sanctioned for Angioplasty Patients

To reduce the risk of blood clots

7/6/2009
7/2/2009
Multaq Sanctioned for Heart Rhythm Disorders

Atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter

6/18/2009
Ozurdex Implant Approved for Macular Edema

When cause is blocked vein, doctors have a new therapy to offer

6/12/2009
Caldolor Is First Approved Injected Ibuprofen

For hospital patients who can't take oral drug

6/3/2009
New Drug Fights Cancer in Dogs

Palladia approved to treat dangerous skin tumors

5/29/2009
Besivance Approved for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Contagious condition often called 'pink eye'

5/28/2009
Ankle Replacement Device Approved

For people with deformed or arthritic joint

5/26/2009
Adcirca Approved for Lung Disorder

Drug has the same active ingredient as Cialis

5/18/2009
Risperdal Consta Approved for Bipolar Disorder

Long-acting version of antipsychotic

5/14/2009
Cimzia Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Previously sanctioned for Crohn's disease

5/7/2009
5/7/2009
Avastin Gets New Approval for Brain Cancer

Of the type affecting Senator Kennedy

5/7/2009
Fanapt Sanctioned for Schizophrenia

But FDA warns against off-label use

5/6/2009
Cycloset Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Helps control blood sugar via the brain

4/30/2009
Dysport, a Botox Competitor, Approved

Derived from botulinum toxin

4/24/2009
4/10/2009
Benzyl Alcohol Lotion Approved for Head Lice

In people 6 months and older