FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA is releasing more information about its study finding that some dark chocolate products contain varying amounts of milk. And you can't always tell that's the case simply by reading the food label.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 12:00 pm
FDA reviews a study about a psychiatric drug, and warns consumers about mislabeled over-the-counter medicine, certain human and veterinary drugs, certain homeopathic products, and mammograms performed at a medical practice in North Carolina.
Posted: May 13, 2015, 4:56 pm
Mother’s Day is May 11, an exciting time for new moms. But moms (and dads) of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. FDA medical officers offer health suggestions
Posted: May 8, 2015, 12:00 pm
FDA warns consumers about unapproved drugs in a weight loss pill, risk of side effects from a psychiatric drug, and an undeclared drug in a herbal supplement.
Posted: April 22, 2015, 12:00 pm
Colorectal cancer is preventable and, if caught early enough, treatable. FDA explains who should get screened and when.
Posted: April 20, 2015, 5:19 pm
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Communications has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with Healthline.com, which has agreed, a.o., to post FDA Consumer Updates and other content on its website, produce a newsletter and alerts that feature FDA content, and provide direct links back to FDA web content such as the agency’s RSS feed for product recalls.
Posted: April 8, 2015, 3:54 pm
FDA recommends manufacturers stop using "latex-free" label because all products contain some natural rubber latex proteins.
Posted: March 23, 2015, 2:00 pm
FDA continues to warn companies when they make drug claims about cosmetic products that have not been approved by the agency.
Posted: March 23, 2015, 12:00 pm
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?
Posted: March 6, 2015, 12:45 pm
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.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 1:00 pm
Have an overactive bladder? FDA-approved treatments can help adults of any age control their symptoms and live an active life.
Posted: January 15, 2015, 12:30 pm
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.
Posted: January 5, 2015, 12:30 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: December 23, 2014, 2:00 pm
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.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 4:30 pm
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.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 12:30 pm
FDA officials are concerned over the marketing of fetal keepsake videos and over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 1:00 pm
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.
Posted: December 12, 2014, 3:05 pm
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.
Posted: December 3, 2014, 12:30 pm
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.
Posted: December 3, 2014, 11:00 am
FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.
Posted: December 2, 2014, 1:00 pm