FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Research Helps Keep Animals—and People—Healthy

In addition to supporting FDA's evaluation of new medications for animals, FDA's work with animals helps protect the U.S. food supply to keep people healthy.

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FDA’s MedWatch Safety Alerts: August 2014

FDA warns consumers about undeclared drugs found in appetite control pills, an undeclared drug ingredient found in a sexual enhancement product.

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Treating Migraines: More Ways to Fight the Pain

: In the past year, FDA has given adults new options for treating migraines by allowing the marketing of two prescription devices for such headaches. Some patients don’t tolerate migraine drugs well, and these devices can provide an alternative they didn’t have before.

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FDA: Don’t Leave Childhood Depression Untreated

Today is World Youth Suicide Prevention Day. Learn how FDA-approved antidepressants are helping depressed kids.

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First Rapid Home-Use HIV Kit Approved for Self-Testing

FDA has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a rapid home-use HIV test kit that enables users to collect fluid samples and get the test results themselves in 20-40 minutes. The goal is for a greater number of people at risk for HIV to be tested, by increasing accessibility to rapid in-home tests that assure anonymity.

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FDA Explores New Uses for MRI Scans

At the National Center for Toxicological Research, scientists are working, in collaboration with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on new ways to use MRI machines to help study damage to the brain from certain drugs and environmental chemicals.

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My Dog Has Cancer: What Do I Need to Know?

Just as FDA reviews drugs for humans for safety and effectiveness before they can go on the market, the agency does the same for treatments for animals. Learn how FDA brings new oncology treatments to market and questions to ask your vet about your dog’s cancer diagnosis.

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