FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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