FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/21/2003
FDA Approves 3rd Impotence Drug

Cialis joins Viagra and Levitra

11/20/2003
Stomach Relief for People With Chronic Pain

One prescription combines 2 popular drugs

11/20/2003
Breast Tumors Removed Without Major Surgery

FDA OKs biopsy device for new use

11/15/2003
FDA OKs 1st Chewable Contraceptive

Ovcon 35 has spearmint flavor

10/28/2003
Psoriasis Drug Tames Immune Cells

Controls itchy, scaly skin

10/21/2003
New AIDS Drug Clears

Fewer restrictions on use

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