FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Faster, Easier Cures for Hepatitis C

Advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance at a longer, healthier life. That’s welcome news for baby boomers�a generation that makes up three of four adults with the hepatitis C virus.

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FDA Teams Up for Novel Campaign on Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses

The FDA, American Optometric Association and the Entertainment Industries Council are joining forces to launch a campaign for teens and young adults on wearing decorative contact lenses safely. Two videos take clips from American Horror Story to deliver the message.

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Juvenile Arthritis: New Discoveries Lead to New Treatments

Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children. Learn about new therapies that moderate the effects of the disease.

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FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: June 2014

FDA warns consumers to avoid topical pain relievers when children are teething; over-the-counter acne treatment that may cause severe hypersensitivity reactions; a weight loss supplement that contains undeclared drugs, and other potential drug-associated hazards.

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Consumer Update Analytics

This page contains the most recent Consumer Update data available and links to past Consumer Update Analytics web pages.

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Hurricane Season: Be Prepared

With the start of hurricane season, follow these helpful tips to be prepared when the flooding begins.

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Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Outdoor barbecues are a great summer treat, but they also present a food safety challenge. Here are some food safety precautions for eating outdoors.

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