FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
3/22/2006
New Pill Cleanses Bowel Before Colonoscopy

For people who can't tolerate liquid preparations

3/17/2006
Imaging System Helps Detect Cervical Pre-Cancer

For women who have abnormal Pap test

3/3/2006
Erbitux Approved to Treat Head and Neck Cancers

First new drug for these types of cancer in decades

3/1/2006
Cancer Drug Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

In cases where other drugs don't work

3/1/2006
First Skin Patch to Treat Depression

Higher doses require dietary restrictions

2/23/2006
First Generic Version of Flonase Approved

Treats nasal allergy symptoms

2/21/2006
Antifungal Treatment Wins FDA Approval

Eraxis fights deadly blood infections common at hospitals

2/13/2006
Vaccine Approved to Protect Children From Rotavirus

Prevents leading cause of diarrhea in kids

1/27/2006
Inhaled Insulin Approved for Diabetics

First new delivery option in decades

1/26/2006
New Treatment for Stomach and Kidney Cancers

Deprives tumors of blood and nutrients

1/3/2006
Drug Approved to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Study shows it's more effective than gold-standard preventive

12/29/2005
New Treatment Sanctioned for Bone Marrow Disorder

But similar drug known to cause birth defects

12/27/2005
New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Approved

Blocks immune system signal

12/23/2005
Tamiflu Approved to Prevent Flu in Kids Under 12

But it's not a substitute for a flu shot, FDA says

12/20/2005
Nexavar Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Disease kills about 12,000 annually

11/10/2005
New Pain Control System Approved

Gives patients more control of medication delivery

11/3/2005
FDA Approves Pancreatic Cancer Drug

Tarceva to be used in combination with gemcitabine chemotherapy

9/29/2005
New Hormone Therapy for Menopause Approved

But HRT should be used with caution

9/16/2005
8/31/2005
New Treatment Approved for Short Children

Drug to help those with rare condition that neutralizes growth hormone