The FDA has a drug list that I would have thought would have had all FDA approved drugs. The list can be downloaded here:


You can search it online here:


The problem is... not all drugs appear in it. A few examples:

According to drugs.com these drugs are FDA approved so why aren't they in the FDA drug list? I note that the generic for each of these is the same...

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The FDA CDER database, which you linked to, covers small molecule drugs.

Monovisc is a medical device, so you'll need to search the medical device database: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRL/rl.cfm


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