FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Pharmacists Help Consumers Use Medicines Safely

Got a question about a medicine? FDA's Division of Drug Information can answer it.

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Mammography: What You Need to Know

Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography�and, clears and approves mammography devices�to help keep you safe.

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Generic Drugs Undergo Rigorous FDA Scrutiny

How does FDA ensure that generic prescription drugs are safe and effective alternatives to brand-name drugs? The generic drugs approval process includes a review of scientific data on manufacturing, ingredients and performance. Plus, FDA tests selected drugs, both brand-name and generic, in its laboratories.

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Mixing Medications and Dietary Supplements Can Endanger Your Health

Is mixing medicines and dietary supplements a good idea? Find out how using them together can endanger your health and why it's important to discuss them with your health care professional.

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Finding Food Allergens Where They Shouldn't Be

Undeclared allergens are the leading cause of food recalls by the FDA. Which foods are most often affected, and which allergens are involved?

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FDA Builds Closer Ties with Mexico

The Food and Drug Administration's Office of International Programs has offices around the world. Learn how the agency is working with Mexico.

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Research Flash: FDA Scientists Study Pediatric Brain Function

At FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research, investigators are researching pediatric brain function; and they've developed an innovative tool.

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