FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
12/3/2004
New Treatment for Overactive Bladder

Condition affects up to 20 million Americans

12/1/2004
'PillCam' Allows Doctors to Inspect Esophagus

May thwart pre-cancerous condition

11/26/2004
New Drug for Multiple Sclerosis

Tames overactive immune cells

11/22/2004
Electronic Device Tracks Surgical Cases

Ensures operation is done on correct patient

11/19/2004
New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

Extended life for some in trials

11/5/2004
Colon Cancer Drug Wins Additional Approval

OK to combine with chemo after tumor removal

10/29/2004
Help for Dialysis Patients

New drug helps manage phosphorus levels

10/27/2004
Artificial Spinal Disc Approved

To help ease lower back pain

10/22/2004
Ultrasound Device Zaps Uterine Tumors

Not intended for childbearing women

10/18/2004
Partial Artificial Heart Approved

For patients awaiting transplant

10/13/2004
Implanted Medical-Records Chip Approved

Key information travels with you

10/6/2004
10/1/2004
New Opioid Painkiller Approved

Labeling warns of potential for abuse

9/17/2004
Nonprescription Defibrillators Approved

To regulate abnormal heartbeat

9/15/2004
9/13/2004
Implanted Lens Corrects Nearsightedness

But trials unearth potential risk

9/7/2004
Antidepressant Approved for Diabetes Pain

5 Milllion Americans May Benefit

8/31/2004
New Stent System Helps Prevent Stroke

Thwarts blockages in neck artery that pumps blood to brain

8/24/2004
Antipsychotic Drug Approved for Bipolar Mania

With less chance of weight gain, maker says

8/13/2004
New Drugs Thwart Dirty Bomb Effects

Rid body of radioactive elements