FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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