FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/3/2006
New Treatment for Bone-Marrow Disorders

Some with MDS need frequent blood transfusions

4/20/2006
Insulin Pump Also Monitors Blood Sugar

Alerts user when glucose drops too low

4/14/2006
Once-Monthly Alcoholism Drug Approved

Injectable form replaces need for daily pill

4/5/2006
Laser Therapy Treats Acne Scars

Already approved for sun-damaged skin

3/31/2006
Immune Suppressing Drug Prevents Heart Transplant Rejection

In U.S. study, it surpassed standard anti-rejection drug

3/29/2006
Second Drug Approved to Prevent Flu

Relenza already sanctioned to treat flu's symptoms

3/22/2006
New Pill Cleanses Bowel Before Colonoscopy

For people who can't tolerate liquid preparations