FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
10/17/2003
Paxil CR Approved for Social Anxiety Disorder

Longer-lasting version controls 'social phobia'

10/17/2003
New Alzheimer's Drug Approved

But it's no miracle cure

10/14/2003
10/10/2003
New Skin Lotion for Hot Flashes

Will carry warnings of HRT risks

10/8/2003
10/2/2003
Drug Approved for Radiation Exposure

May protect against components of so-called 'dirty bomb'

9/30/2003
Pacemakers Go Digital

Doctors can gather data and program them faster

9/17/2003
New Antibiotic for Skin Infections

Usually affect hospital patients

9/8/2003
New Birth Control Pill Approved

Reduces frequency of woman's periods

8/27/2003
8/20/2003
Erectile Dysfunction Drug Wins Approval

An alternative to Viagra

8/13/2003
Crestor for High Cholesterol

Latest statin to win government go-ahead

8/5/2003
Drug OK'd for GERD-Related Syndrome

For people with Barrett's esophagus

8/1/2003
Hepatitis C Drug for Children

Tames pediatric liver disease

7/29/2003
Growth Hormone Gets New Use

For kids of 'short stature'

7/29/2003
New Clotting Factor for Hemophiliacs

Eliminates possible germ transmission

7/25/2003
Drug Approved for Arthritic Condition

For 350,000 affected Americans

7/22/2003
Combination Ear Infection Drug OK'd

For swimmer's ear and other ills

7/21/2003
Blood Test Predicts Heart Disease

Measures protein that raises risk

7/9/2003
First Test for West Nile Virus

Fast results, earlier diagnosis