FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
8/12/2008
Viread Approved for Hepatitis B

Already sanctioned to treat HIV

8/4/2008
Injected Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure

When oral therapy isn't feasible

7/31/2008
New Test IDs Cancer Cells in Tumors

Helps pinpoint which type of cancer is present

7/29/2008
First Generic Versions of Depakote Approved

To treat seizures, migraines, and bipolar disorder

7/8/2008
Breast Cancer Test Rates Drug Therapy Candidates

Helps doctors make better treatment decisions

7/3/2008
New Drug-Coated Stent Approved

The Xience stent helps prevent arteries from re-clogging

7/3/2008
Collagen Wrinkle Filler Approved

Evolence uses tendons harvested from pigs

7/1/2008
Wireless Device Approved for Diabetics

Communicates with pump to deliver insulin

7/1/2008
FDA Approves Generic Risperdal

Antipsychotic drug prescribed for schizophrenia

6/23/2008
6/18/2008
6/16/2008
Cymbalta Approved for Fibromyalgia

Affects about 5 million Americans

5/21/2008
5/15/2008
New Laser Approved to Treat Psoriasis

And other skin conditions

4/30/2008
Amitiza Treats Irritable Bowel With Constipation

Approved for women 18 and older

4/29/2008
Device Approved to Assess Arterial Plaque

Helps doctors evaluate heart attack risk

4/25/2008
Relistor Helps Ease Painkiller-Related Constipation

For people who use ongoing opioid therapy

4/23/2008
Gloves Made From New Form of Latex Approved

May benefit health workers, patients allergic to traditional latex

4/22/2008
Cimzia Sanctioned to Treat Crohn's Disease

For people who haven't responded to standard therapies

4/21/2008
Compact Heart Assist Device Approved

HeartMate II helps weakened heart for those awaiting transplant