FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
4/14/2016
Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic Acid

Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

4/11/2016
Venclexta Approved for Specific Genetic Blood Cancer

A form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

4/8/2016
First Wire-Free Pacemaker Approved

Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads

4/6/2016
Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade

For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis

3/30/2016
3/23/2016
Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma

Helps reduce certain white blood cells that contribute to the disease

3/21/2016
Inhalation Anthrax Treatment Approved

A potential bioterror threat

3/11/2016
3/7/2016
Idelvion Approved for Hemophilia B

Replaces deficient clotting factor

2/19/2016
Briviact Approved for Epileptic Seizures

Among people 16 and older

1/29/2016
Zepatier Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

Liver disease affects some 3 million Americans

1/28/2016
Halaven Approved for Advanced Soft Tissue Cancer

FDA says it's first liposarcoma drug to improve survival

1/18/2016
FDA Approves Redesign of Endoscope Tied to Infections

Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope had been linked to serious infections, but redesign should lower the risk

1/7/2016
Device Approved for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Wounds lead to thousands of amputations annually

12/23/2015
Zurampic Approved for Gout

Drug helps control blood levels of uric acid

12/22/2015
Uptravi Approved for Chronic Lung Disease

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

12/18/2015
New Device Approved for Fecal Incontinence

Inability to control bowels often stems from muscle damage

12/17/2015
LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Approved for Children

For heart patients who can't have device implanted

12/15/2015
Bridion Approved to Reverse Effects of Surgical Drugs

Medications used during surgery to paralyze vocal chords

12/11/2015
Alecensa Approved for Lung Cancer Tied to Gene Mutation

Drug to be used for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancers