FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/30/2005
Japanese Diabetes Combo Gets Nod

Combines two drugs in one pill

8/4/2005
New Uses for Blood Pressure Drug Approved

To improve chances for high-risk heart attack survivors

7/15/2005
6/23/2005
Blood Test Predicts Heart Attack Risk

When patient complains of chest pain

6/16/2005
New Antibiotic Fights Stubborn Hospital Germs

Derived from tetracycline family

6/14/2005
Single-Dose Antibiotic Approved

Treats sinusitis, pneumonia

6/13/2005
Pfizer's Lyrica Approved for Epilepsy

New use for drug originally designed to treat diabetic pain

6/10/2005
Adult Whooping Cough Vaccine Approved

Boosts older shots that may have worn off

6/8/2005
Viagra Ingredient Helps Blood Pressure Disorder

Rare condition can destroy heart

5/27/2005
Kidney Disease Drug Approved in Capsule Form

May benefit up to 8 million Americans

5/17/2005
Psoriatic Arthritis Added for Remicade Treatment

Latest condition brings to 9 the number of diseases and conditions the drug is approved to treat

5/10/2005
DNA-Based Cystic Fibrosis Test Approved

Screens for genetic variants that cause lung disease

5/5/2005
Requip Treats 'Restless Legs'

Compelling urge to move legs, often during sleep

5/3/2005
Whooping Cough Booster Shot Wins Approval

Also protects against tetanus and diphtheria