Food and Drug Administration


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Summer 1957
Searle 's birth-control pill, Enovid, received US FDA approval for non-contraceptive, therapeutic purposes.
Thalidomide, a tranquilliser, was announced in Britain as a new product from Distillers Company .
10 May 1960
In the USA the FDA approved the use of the progestin oral contraceptive pill (marketed as Enovid). This had been developed by experimental scientist Gregory Pincus (later in collaboration with physician John Rock ), whom...
11 May 1960
The US FDA approved the first birth control pill, Searle 's Enovid.
Norplant, an implanted and reversible form of birth control, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the US.
10 May 1993
The first female condom was approved in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration .
27 March 1998
The USFood and Drug Administration authorised the use of a drug called Viagra to treat male erectile dysfunction.
27 March 2013