FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/23/2004
New Parkinson's Device Limits Surgery

Stimulates both sides of brain at once

1/12/2004
Colon Cancer Drug Approved for Wider Use

Helps slow tumor growth, spread

12/30/2003
New Drug Treats Bipolar Disorder

Combats bouts of severe depression

12/16/2003
First Weight-Loss Drug for Children Approved

But can have significant side effects

12/15/2003
European Wrinkle Smoother Approved

Joins Botox, Collegen

12/10/2003
Agency Clears Anthrax Test

Helps doctors confirm infection

12/9/2003
Gleevec Formally OK'd for Rare Cancer

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

12/8/2003
Manic Depression Drug Approved

A new use for Risperdal

12/1/2003
New Drug Treats Advanced Prostate Cancer

But severe allergic reactions are possible