FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Biosimilars: More Treatment Options Are on the Way

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is approving Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz), the first biosimilar product (or biosimilar), and expects to approve others in the months ahead. What are biosimilars? How will they affect patient treatment?

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Milk-Allergic? There May Be Milk in That Dark Chocolate

If you or someone in your household is allergic to milk, take heed: a recent study by FDA found that many of the dark chocolate products contain milk. And you can’t always tell that’s the case simply by reading the food label.

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Pancreatic Cancer: Targeted Treatments Hold Promise

Scientists are working to develop breakthrough therapies for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers that affects both men and women. FDA has approved three treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer to help patients live longer.

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Need Relief From Overactive Bladder Symptoms?

Have an overactive bladder? FDA-approved treatments can help adults of any age control their symptoms and live an active life.

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Beware of Products Promising Miracle Weight Loss

Many so-called miracle weight loss supplements and foods (including teas and coffees) don't live up to their claims. Worse, they can cause serious harm.

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Get Set for a Healthy Winter Season 

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, this is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. While contagious viruses are active year-round, fall and winter are when we're all most vulnerable to them.

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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 FDA has issued draft guidance on the safety of toy laser products to protect children from harm.

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