FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/6/2004
Antidepressant Targets Two Brain Chemicals

New users should be monitored closely, FDA says

8/5/2004
Drug Plumps Faces Drawn by HIV

Sculptra reverses gaunt appearance

8/4/2004
New Anti-AIDS Combinations Approved

Patients take fewer pills

8/3/2004
Lipitor Can Prevent Heart Attacks

Cholesterol drug approved for new use

8/2/2004
Helping Alcoholics Stay Sober

Campral works to prevent relapses

7/28/2004
Cholesterol-Lowering Combo Approved

Fights the artery clogging substance 2 ways

7/21/2004
Botox OK'd for Excessive Sweating

Fourth approval for anti-wrinkle drug

7/16/2004
Topical Cream for Skin Cancer

When surgery is less preferred

7/14/2004
New Software Detects Lung Growths

Helps radiologists reading CT scans

7/12/2004
Device Aids Coronary Bypasses

Gives surgeons use of 'robotic' arms

7/8/2004
Appendicitis Diagnostic Test Approved

Checks for signs of infection