FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
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 mammographyÃ¢â‚¬â€�and, clears and approves mammography devicesÃ¢â‚¬â€�to help keep you safe.
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.
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.
Undeclared allergens are the leading cause of food recalls by the FDA. Which foods are most often affected, and which allergens are involved?
The Food and Drug Administration's Office of International Programs has offices around the world. Learn how the agency is working with Mexico.
At FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research, investigators are researching pediatric brain function; and they've developed an innovative tool.