FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/8/2003
Dual System for Diabetics

Monitors, corrects abnormal blood sugar

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