FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/21/2007
1st U.S. Drug Approved for Fibromyalgia

Millions have the painful condition

6/21/2007
Computerized Medication Box Approved

EMMA system helps caregivers and patients avoid dosing errors

6/18/2007
Letairis Treats Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

High blood pressure in the lung arteries

6/4/2007
Sensor Continuously Monitors Glucose in Diabetics

STS-7 system lasts up to 7 days

5/29/2007
New Relief for Allergies and Hives

Xyzal is a once-daily antihistamine

5/24/2007
New Treatment for Common Genital Infection

Affects nearly one-third of U.S. women

5/18/2007
Blood Thinner's Approval Expanded to Include Most Severe Heart Attack

Lovenox shown to reduce recurrent attacks and death