FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/14/2007
9/5/2007
First Generic Versions of Coreg Approved

Treats high blood pressure and cardiac problems

9/4/2007
8/31/2007
New Drug Treats Rare Hormonal Disorder

Acromegaly causes enlarged features and organs

8/29/2007
West Nile Test Screens Donated Blood and Organs

Can detect virus before body shows signs of infection

8/28/2007
Blood Clotting Protein Helps Stem Surgical Bleeding

Evithrom derived from human blood plasma

8/20/2007
8/17/2007
Zingo Offers Pain Relief During Child Injections

Approved for patients aged 3 to 18

8/6/2007
Selzentry Approved for HIV

1st new type of oral HIV drug in more than a decade

7/17/2007
Artificial Disc Approved to Treat Disc Disease in Neck

A major cause of neck and arm pain

7/16/2007
New Test Helps Detect Spreading Breast Cancer

Assists doctors in deciding appropriate therapy

7/12/2007
New LASIK Device Treats Differing Vision Problems

Performs separate procedures on each eye

7/9/2007
First Skin Patch Sanctioned for Alzheimer's

Reduces risk of gastrointestinal side effects

7/5/2007
Generic Lamisil Approved

Treats fungal nail infections, athlete's foot