FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
9/18/2008
9/15/2008
9/15/2008
Gardasil Approved for Additional Uses

To help protect women against two more cancers

8/27/2008
New Test Identifies Heart Transplant Rejection

Monitors gene activity in white blood cells

8/22/2008
Bone Marrow Treatment Approved for Rare Bleeding Disorder

Stimulates marrow to compensate for low platelet count

8/15/2008
First Treatment Sanctioned for Chorea in Huntington's Patients

The involuntary jerky movements that accompany the disease

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