FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
1/11/2008
14 New Blood-Typing Tests Approved

To help ensure safe transfusions

1/3/2008
Rapid Test for MRSA Approved

Quickly detects deadly staph bacterium

12/18/2007
Bystolic Approved for High Blood Pressure

A new drug to combat a 'silent killer'

12/13/2007
Kuvan Sanctioned for PKU

A rare genetic disorder

11/20/2007
Abilify Approved as Additional Treatment for Major Depression

When antidepressant therapy isn't enough

11/19/2007
Nexavar Approved for Liver Cancer

Already sanctioned for advanced kidney cancer

11/9/2007
Zyrtec-D Approved Without Prescription

Drug combines popular antihistamine and nasal decongestant

11/6/2007
10/31/2007
Combigan Drops Approved for Glaucoma

To treat pressure in the eye

10/29/2007
Tasigna Approved for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

For people resistant to other therapies

10/22/2007
Meningitis Vaccine Gets Expanded Approval

Age range for Menactra now includes children 2 to 10

10/22/2007
Voltaren Gel Approved for Osteoarthritis

First topical prescription treatment for the joint disease

10/17/2007
Ixempra Approved for Breast Cancer

Targets protein that spurs growth of cancer cells

10/17/2007
New Drug Approved for Resistant HIV

Isentress inhibits enzyme that virus needs to multiply

10/15/2007
10/10/2007
Generic Anti-Seizure Drug Approved

Oxcarbazepine sanctioned for people 4 and older

10/5/2007
9/19/2007
Nasal Flu Vaccine Approved for Children Ages 2-5

FluMist already sanctioned for older kids and adults

9/18/2007
New Test Screens for Bacteria in Blood Platelets

Should benefit patients in need of transfusions

9/18/2007
Genetic Test Approved for Sensitivity to Blood Thinner

Some people who take Coumadin at higher risk of bleeding