FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
7/11/2016
Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor

Uses MRI to help destroy brain tissue that's behind involuntary movement

7/11/2016
7/8/2016
1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid

Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers

7/5/2016
FDA Approves First Fully Dissolvable Stent

Device is absorbed by the body after about three years

6/30/2016
New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Uses specimens taken directly from patients

6/28/2016
Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

Combination drug treats six major forms of HCV

5/31/2016
Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease

Primary biliary cholangitis causes inflamed bile ducts

5/26/2016
Probuphine Implant Approved for Opioid Dependence

New form of treatment designed to last six months

5/2/2016
Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations

Half of people with Parkinson's may have them

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