FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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

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