FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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