FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

4/29/2005
New Diabetes Drug Comes From Lizard

Gila monster derivative helps manage blood sugar

4/18/2005
Oral Rinse Targets Gingivitis

Kills bacteria that cause gum inflammation

4/14/2005
New Device Coaches Patients at Home

Also lets doctors monitor self care

4/8/2005
New Sealant Protects Brain After Surgery

Guards against fluid leakage from incision

4/1/2005
Once-Daily Asthma Inhaler Approved

For people age 12 and older

3/30/2005
New Drug Treats Endometriosis Pain

Condition affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age

3/30/2005
New Drug for Hepatitis B

Slows virus that causes deadly liver disease

3/25/2005
Monthly Drug for Osteoporosis Approved

For postmenopausal women

3/24/2005
Device Treats Chest Aneurisms

Prevents rupture of aortic weak spot

3/17/2005
Brain Cancer Drug Gets Wider Approval

With radiation, Temodar can extend patients' lives, FDA says

3/17/2005
Innovative Diabetes Drug Wins Approval

First Type 1 treatment since insulin