FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/21/2008
Two-Drug Combination Approved for High Blood Pressure

Eased hypertension better than either drug alone, maker says

1/21/2008
New Test Screens For Flu and Other Viruses

Said to be faster and more accurate than existing tests

1/18/2008
Genetically Engineered Clotting Solution Approved

To limit bleeding after surgery

1/16/2008
Sealant Helps Stem Bleeding During Surgery

Helps blood clot when applied to small vessels

1/16/2008
Genetic Breast Cancer Test Approved

Estimates likelihood of recurrence, overall survival

1/15/2008
Tysabri Approved for Crohn's Disease

Previously sanctioned for multiple sclerosis

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