FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Laser Toys: Not Always Child's Play

When operated unsafely, or without certain controls, the highly-concentrated light from lasers—even those in toys—can be dangerous, causing serious eye injuries and even blindness. FDA has issued draft guidance on the safety of toy laser products to protect children from harm.

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Got a Question About Your Pet's Health?

Got questions about the foods, drugs and other issues involving your pet? FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) may be able to answer them. Read these seven frequently asked questions, and CVM's answers.

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Avoid Fetal "Keepsake" Images, Heartbeat Monitors

FDA officials are concerned over the marketing of fetal keepsake videos and over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors.

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FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: November 2014

FDA warns consumers about an undeclared ingredient in a coffee drink, a risk of infection from a children’s supplement, and a sexual enhancement product that contains the active ingredient found in Viagra.

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Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Better Drug Information Is Coming

The Food and Drug Administration is helping women and their health care providers to learn more about the effects of medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Registries Help Inform Medication Use in Pregnancy

Pregnant women who are prescribed a drug may worry of the potential impact on their developing fetuses. FDA’s pregnancy registries can help ease that worry.

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Want to Be More Health Savvy?

FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.

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