FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
10/9/2006
Risperdal Approved for Autism Symptoms in Children

Including self injury and aggression

10/6/2006
Zolinza Treats Rare Skin Cancer

When other remedies fail

10/5/2006
Yaz Birth Control Pill Approved for New Use

For women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder

9/27/2006
Vectibix Treats Colorectal Cancer That's Spread

Drug can slow or stop growing tumors

9/26/2006
Fentora Approved for Cancer Pain

Oral opioid treats rapid-onset 'breakthrough' pain

9/25/2006
Lamictal Sanctioned for 'Grand Mal' Seizures

Epilepsy drug gets broader approval

9/18/2006
Noxafil Prevents Invasive Fungal Infections

Immune-compromised are most at risk

8/28/2006
Generic Cipro I.V. Approved

Antibiotic widely prescribed for urinary and respiratory infections

8/24/2006
FDA Approves OTC Plan B for Women 18 and Older

Prescription for 'morning after' pill still required for younger females

8/17/2006
Expanded Use of Plavix Approved

To prevent blocked arteries after heart attack

8/14/2006
Actonel Sanctioned for Male Osteoporosis

Already approved to increase bone mass in post-menopausal women

8/8/2006
7/31/2006
Xolegel Treats Seborrheic Dermatitis

Once-daily application

7/24/2006
Elaprase Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder

Hunter syndrome patients have trouble breaking down complex sugars

7/24/2006
Anthelios OTC Sunscreen Approved in U.S.

Contains novel UVA-blocking ingredient

7/19/2006
New Hepatitis B Test Streamlines Detection

Virus can cause death from chronic liver disease

7/19/2006
Gemzar Approved for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Already sanctioned for several other malignancies

7/18/2006
7/18/2006
New Digital Mammography System Approved

FDA OKs Fuji's FCRm system

7/5/2006
Generic Zoloft Approved

Among top-selling U.S. drugs