FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/19/2004
New Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

Better than medication, manufacturer says

2/12/2004
Anti-Cancer Drug Wins OK on 2nd Try

At center of Martha Stewart scandal

2/5/2004
New Drug for Rare Cancer

Usually related to asbestos exposure

2/3/2004
1/27/2004
Sleep Disorder Drug Gets Nod

Keeps users awake