FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/5/2006
Lucentis Prevents Elderly Blindness

Retinal disease strikes thousands annually

6/30/2006
Revlimid Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Improved patient survival in trials

6/29/2006
Sprycel Sanctioned for Rare Leukemia

When standard therapy fails

6/28/2006
Exelon Approved for Parkinson's Dementia

Already sanctioned for Alzheimer's

6/23/2006
Generic Versions of Zocor Approved

2nd-best selling cholesterol drug in U.S.

6/15/2006
Zelapar Cuts 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients

Reduces span when symptoms return as medicines wear off

6/15/2006
6/12/2006
Wellbutrin XL Approved for Seasonal Depression

For people with history of the winter blues

6/8/2006
HPV Vaccine Prevents Leading Cause of Cervical Cancer

But doesn't end need for Pap testing, FDA warns

5/26/2006
Zostavax Helps Prevent Shingles in Seniors

Vaccine prevented 50 percent of cases in people older than 60

5/26/2006
Thalidomide Approved for Bone Marrow Cancer

But drug's label cites risks of blood clots, birth defects

5/18/2006
Azilect Approved to Treat Parkinson's

Prevents breakdown of key brain chemical

5/11/2006
New Drug Helps Smokers Quit

Curbs nicotine withdrawal symptoms

5/10/2006
New Remedy Avoids Need for Total Hip Replacement

Younger, more active people benefit most, maker says