Explanation of terms used by DrugBank

Approved drug

Approval, Approved, Drug approval

In DrugBank the status of approved is given to the drugs that have been officially accepted for commercialization in at least one jurisdiction at a given time. Due to the presence of different regulatory agencies around the world, once a drug is approved, this status will remain in the drug card even if the drug is later [withdrawn] from the market  in a particular jurisdiction or under investigation for a different indication. It is very common to see drugs with different statuses and thus, to confirm the status in a determinate jurisdiction, it is recommended to consult the "Product" section in the drug card.