FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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