FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Can you bring foreign drugs into the U.S.? Or refill a foreign prescription at a U.S. pharmacy? FDA can help you understand the rules for flying with medications or shipping them from overseas.
Posted: February 2, 2016, 1:00 pm
Heartworm is difficult to treat but can be prevented with drugs approved by FDA.
Posted: January 27, 2016, 1:46 pm
Cervical cancer is largely preventable and, if detected early, curable. The keys to cervical health come down to two kinds of tests evaluated by FDA. Learn the role FDA plays and what you can do to maximize your cervical health.
Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:43 pm
FDA uses innovative public education campaigns to educate youth about the dangers of smoking.
Posted: January 13, 2016, 1:00 pm
A conversation with FDA's newest neonatologist, Gerri Baer
Posted: January 6, 2016, 1:00 pm
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.
Posted: January 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Meant to get vaccinated last fall to prevent the flu, but somehow didn't get around to it? Think it's too late to get one now? Not so. Find out why it's still not too late.
Posted: December 29, 2015, 12:30 pm
Exposure to UV radiation from indoor tanning is a preventable cause of skin cancer. The FDA is committed to protecting public health by informing consumers of the risks of indoor tanning. For this reason, the FDA is proposing ‎to prevent the use of sunlamp products (including tanning beds) among minors and reduce the risks of using these devices for adults. The agency also is proposing new standards that would require manufacturers and tanning facilities to take more actions relating to these devices to protect consumers. Here’s what you should know.
Posted: December 18, 2015, 1:00 pm
There is no such thing as a safe tan. Whether from the sun or from sunlamps used in tanning equipment, ultraviolet rays pose a health risk.
Posted: December 18, 2015, 12:50 pm
Holiday hazards for pets abound. Keep your dog safe this holiday season.
Posted: December 17, 2015, 2:30 pm
FDA is making demographic information from clinical trials, such as the inclusion of women and minority groups, more easily available and transparent to consumers.
Posted: December 9, 2015, 1:00 pm
Heartworm disease is fatal to pets. The good news: You can protect your pet from this disease. Learn more about the dangers of heartworm disease and the importance of year-round prevention.
Posted: December 9, 2015, 1:00 pm
As any parent whose young baby has spent some time in the hospital knows, all cribs are not created equal. What parents need to know about hospital cribs to keep their sick children safe.
Posted: December 3, 2015, 1:00 pm
FDA approves first genetically engineered animal for food use.
Posted: November 19, 2015, 2:00 pm
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on several fronts to help ethnic and racial minority groups stay healthy and, when appropriate, is helping to raise awareness of available treatments for diabetes.
Posted: November 4, 2015, 4:51 pm
Medications, including a recently approved drug, can help manage this disease that most commonly occurs in middle-aged and older dogs.
Posted: October 23, 2015, 12:30 pm
Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted: October 20, 2015, 1:30 pm
Anticoagulants (blood thinners) reduce the chance of a stroke in people with atrial fibrillation by 50% to 60%. That’s why almost all patients with atrial fibrillation should take them, FDA says. FDA has approved four new blood thinners in recent years.
Posted: October 16, 2015, 12:30 pm
If you buy imported products marketed as 'dietary supplements' and nonprescription drug products, beware. Health fraud scams abound, particularly at ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets and online.
Posted: October 13, 2015, 1:10 pm
FDA is warning consumers about left ventricular assist devices, faulty mammograms, DPP-4 inhibitors, and Picato gel.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 2:00 pm