FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/28/2005
Hepatitis C Regimen Approved for HIV Patients

300,000 Americans infected with both

2/23/2005
New Treatment for Heart Failure

Blood pressure drug assumes dual role

2/18/2005
1/17/2005
New Meningitis Vaccine Gets Nod

Lasts longer than existing inoculation

12/21/2004
New Drug Could Prevent Blindness

Treats macular degeneration

12/16/2004
Drug Treats Painful Side Effect of Chemotherapy

Thwarts debilitating mouth sores

12/16/2004
Spray Approved for Nasal Polyps

Treats benign growths that obstruct breathing

12/16/2004
Longer-Term Sleeping Pill Approved

Shows few signs of addictive side effects

12/13/2004
Equetro OK'd for Bipolar Disorder

Patient trials showed little blood glucose change