FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: July 2014

FDA warns consumers to avoid a weight loss supplement that contains undeclared drug ingredients; lack of sterility and particles in an anesthetic.

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Allergies to a Legume Called Lupin: What You Need to Know

What is lupin, and why should you care: The answers to these two questions could have an important impact on your health.

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Inks Used in Certain Tattoo Kits Cause Infections

Contaminated tattoo ink can cause potentially serious infections. After investigating a multi-state outbreak, FDA offers strategies for controlling your risk.

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Mom, Can I Get Contact Lenses, Please?

Kids can benefit from wearing contacts, but these lenses can cause serious eye injuries if not used and treated properly. There are issues parents should consider and, if the decision is to go with contacts, specific hygiene and safety advice to follow.

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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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Filling in Wrinkles Safely

In the quest for youthful looks, both men and women are seeking treatments to minimize laugh lines and other wrinkles. Learn about a popular treatment that involves injecting dermal fillers into the face, its benefits and risks.

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'Gluten-Free' Now Means What It Says

In August 2013, the Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule that defined what characteristics a food must have to bear a label that says "gluten-free." After a year, companies must now comply with the rule.

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