FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/30/2004
FDA OKs Medicinal Use of Leeches

They sop up pooled blood

6/30/2004
First Easy-to-Use Anthrax Test Approved

Results available in about an hour

6/1/2004
Overactive Bladder Drug Approved

Relaxes muscles, reducing contractions

5/27/2004
Revenge on Montezuma's Revenge

New drug treats travelers' diarrhea

5/21/2004
Drug Approved for Bone Marrow Disorders

Rare conditions could lead to leukemia

5/20/2004
Breast Cancer Drug Gets Nod for Prostate Cancer

For cases that don't respond to hormone therapy

5/4/2004
Enbrel Approved to Treat Psoriasis

Tames inflamed skin lesions

4/22/2004
4/20/2004
Fast-Acting Insulin Wins OK

Helps diabetics manage hyperglycemia

4/2/2004
3/31/2004
Injectable Zyprexa Approved

Suppresses acute agitation

3/26/2004
Rapid HIV Test for Needle-Leery People

FDA approves test that uses outer gum cells

3/24/2004
Generic Oxycontin Wins Approval

Will action invite more abuse?

3/9/2004
New Drug Treats Overactive Parathyroid Gland

Regulates minerals in the body

2/26/2004
First Cancer Drug That Cuts Off Blood Is OK'd

Prevents formation of new blood vessels