FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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