FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
3/6/2007
First Hypertension Drug to Inhibit Kidney Enzyme Approved

Tekturna fights high blood pressure at earlier stages

2/28/2007
First Drug Approved to Prevent Vomiting in Dogs

Cerenia helps canines on the go

2/27/2007
Humira Approved for Crohn's Disease

An inflammatory bowel condition

2/27/2007
Redesigned Baxter Infusion Pump Approved

Original pumps seized in 2005

2/26/2007
Vyvanse Approved for ADHD

But will get 'black box' warning of possible amphetamine effects

2/13/2007
First Recombinant DNA-Based Suture Approved

Polymer material made from genetically modified bacteria

2/7/2007
Orlistat Approved for Over-the-Counter Sale

A lower-dose version of adult weight-loss aid

2/6/2007
New Test Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer Return

Based on a woman's genetic profile

2/2/2007
Alphanate Approved for Clotting Disorder

For people with von Willebrand disease who require surgery

1/17/2007
Lialda Approved for Ulcerative Colitis

To induce remission of inflammatory bowel disease

1/11/2007
Refrigerated Version of Inhaled Flu Vaccine Approved

Makes it easier to keep FluMist in schools and pharmacies

1/11/2007
U.S. Approves First Drug for Obese Dogs

Not a remedy for overweight people, FDA warns

12/28/2006
Cosmetic Wrinkle Filler Approved

Radiesse treats frown lines and other facial folds

12/27/2006
Generic Anti-Nausea Drug Approved

Zofran prescribed after surgery or chemotherapy

12/20/2006
Colazal Sanctioned for Pediatric Colitis

Previously approved for adults

12/20/2006
Invega Approved for Schizophrenia

But drug shouldn't be given to some elderly patients

12/19/2006
Generic Proscar Approved

Treats enlarged prostate

12/14/2006
Generic Wellbutrin XL Approved

Extended-release antidepressant sanctioned for major depressive disorder

11/14/2006
11/1/2006
Generic Metronidazole Approved

Antibiotic treats overgrowth of vaginal bacteria