FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/25/2006
Tyzeka Approved to Treat Chronic Hepatitis B

But it isn't a cure for the dangerous liver infection

10/23/2006
Omnaris Approved for Hay Fever

Nasal spray suppresses body's immune response

10/18/2006
Taxotere Approved for Head and Neck Cancer

Average survival extended by more than 4 months

10/17/2006
New Diabetes Drug Helps Lower Blood Sugar

Januvia part of a new class of medications

10/13/2006
Aricept Use Expanded to Severe Alzheimer's Dementia

Approved 10 years ago for mild-to-moderate disease

10/12/2006
Avastin Sanctioned as Lung Cancer Treatment

Drug extended survival in people with most common lung cancer