FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
6/25/2003
Side-by-Side Heart Aids Win Approval

To prevent 2nd attack or 2nd stroke

6/23/2003
First Once-Daily AIDS Drug Gets Green Light

No cure, but allows patients to live years longer

6/23/2003
Prilosec Goes Over-the-Counter

Treats frequent heartburn

6/23/2003
First Biotech Drug for Allergy-Related Asthma

Revolutionary treatment approach

6/20/2003
Nerve Agent Treatment Approved for Children

Also counters insecticide poisoning

6/18/2003
First Nasal Flu Vaccine Cleared

For most, no more needles

6/13/2003
Stalevo Approved for Parkinson's

Prevents therapy from 'wearing off'

6/3/2003
Antibiotic Approved for Chronic Prostate Infection

One-third of men over 50 may have chronic bacterial prostatitis

5/20/2003
Cancer Drug Approved for Childhood Leukemia

FDA grants 4th use for Gleevec

5/16/2003
Lower-Cost Implantable Defibrillator

Restores normal heart rhythm

5/14/2003
Quick Approval for Cancer Treatment

Velcade targets blood malignancy

5/8/2003
Blood Filtration System Gets Nod

'Burps' air from collection bags

5/5/2003
Controversial Lung Cancer Drug Approved

For cases that don't respond to traditional therapies

5/1/2003
New Breath Test for Monitoring Asthma

Checks if medications are working

4/25/2003
Treatment for Rare Genetic Disorder Approved

Fabry disease usually leads to early death

4/24/2003
Drug-Releasing Coronary Stent Gets Nod

Keeps unclogged arteries from re-blocking

4/23/2003
Implanted Device Prevents GERD

Inhibits backup of stomach acid

4/22/2003
Three-Minute AIDS Test Wins Approval

Much faster than conventional tests

4/17/2003
Cholesterol Drug OK'd for Heart Problems

Even if cholesterol levels aren't high

4/16/2003
'Brain Pacemaker' Treats Primary Dystonia

Movement disorder has no known cause