FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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.