FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/10/2007
Skin Patch Approved for Early Parkinson's

Delivers drug that mimics dopamine

5/9/2007
First Emergency Facemasks for the Public Cleared

They reduce exposure to airborne germs

4/30/2007
Veramyst Treats Seasonal and Year-Round Allergies

Nasal spray sanctioned for people two years and older

4/30/2007
4/25/2007
4/23/2007
Generic Ambien Approved

A short-term treatment for insomnia

4/13/2007
Antibiotic Ointment Treats Impetigo

Altabax targets skin infection

4/6/2007
Biologic Drug Approved to Prevent Hepatitis B in Liver Recipients

Transplant patients have weakened immune systems

4/2/2007
FDA OKs Combination Diabetes Drug

Includes approved drugs Januvia and metformin

3/16/2007
Rapid Meningitis Test Approved

Helps distinguish between viral and bacterial forms

3/13/2007
Tykerb Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

When other therapies haven't succeeded

3/13/2007
FDA OKs Glucose-Monitoring Device for Children

The product offers 'real time' readout on blood-sugar levels

3/7/2007
Lipitor Approved for Additional Uses

To reduce risks of heart attack and stroke