FDA Approvals

Date Posted
Article Title
11/24/2015
Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded

Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

11/20/2015
Ninlaro Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Blocks certain enzymes, hindering cancer-cell growth

11/19/2015
Narcan Nasal Spray Approved to Counter Narcotic Painkiller Overdose

First-of-its-kind drug sanctioned to reverse effects of heroin or oxycodone use

11/16/2015
Darzalex Approved for Multiple Myeloma

For people who have received other treatments

11/10/2015
Cotellic Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Nearly 10,000 projected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

10/28/2015
Injected Drug Approved for Melanoma Skin Cancer

Imlygic designed to rupture and kill cancer cells

10/23/2015
Onivyde Approved for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Thousands projected to die from hard-to-treat disease

10/23/2015
New Drug Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancer

Disease most often affects head, neck, extremities and torso

10/21/2015
Coagadex Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

First coagulation therapy sanctioned for Factor X deficiency

10/6/2015
Aristada Approved for Schizophrenia

Long-acting drug injected every four-to-six weeks

10/6/2015
Optune Device Approved for Newly Diagnosed Brain Cancer

Emits electric pulses designed to thwart tumor growth

10/2/2015
Keytruda Approved for Leading Form of Lung Cancer

Helps immune system fight non-small cell lung cancer

9/22/2015
Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer

Among people who aren't responding to other treatments

9/18/2015
Vraylar Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Label warns against use by certain elderly

9/2/2015
Anti-Nausea Drug Approved

For adults undergoing chemotherapy

8/28/2015
FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol

A leading cause of heart disease

8/24/2015
Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

8/19/2015
Female Libido Pill Approved

Addyi to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women

7/29/2015
Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness

7/27/2015
Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol

For people at risk of heart attack or stroke