FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

4/18/2008
Treximet Approved for Migraines

Combines Imitrex and anti-inflammatory

4/4/2008
3/20/2008
Treanda Treats Rare Cancer

Chemotherapy drug approved for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

3/20/2008
Medical Adhesive Helps Burn Patients

Artiss approved to attach skin grafts

2/29/2008
2/29/2008
Arcalyst Treats Rare Inflammatory Disorders

Affecting 300 people in U.S.

2/28/2008
2/22/2008
Humira Approved for Children's Arthritis

In patients four years and older

2/21/2008
Hemophilia Treatment Approved

Xyntha supplements affected blood factor

2/7/2008
'Decellularized' Heart Valve Approved

A donated valve that's been stripped of human cells

2/6/2008
Generic Versions of Fosamax Approved

A popular drug to treat osteoporosis

2/5/2008
Asmanex Approved for Asthmatic Children

Inhaler may now be used by kids as young as 4 years

2/1/2008
FDA Approves New Drug-Eluting Stent

To help people with narrowed arteries

1/31/2008
New HIV Drug Sanctioned When Others Fail

Blocks enzyme that virus needs to multiply