FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA is strengthening the existing prescription and Drug Facts labels warning that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – a group of drugs used for the temporary relief of pain and fever – can increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke, either of which can lead to death.
Posted: July 9, 2015, 12:00 pm
FDA is taking action against 16 prescription drugs labeled to relieve ear pain and swelling because they are unapproved and haven't been evaluated by FDA for safety, effectiveness and quality. Parents and other consumers still will have many other options for treating ear pain.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 12:00 pm
FDA is warning consumers about problems with mammograms at Coastal Diagnostic Center, Calif., and illegal Ebola Virus Test Kits.
Posted: June 25, 2015, 5:06 pm
Results of the National Youth Tobacco Survey provide a snapshot of tobacco products used by today's youth and reveal some surprising new trends.
Posted: June 23, 2015, 12:00 pm
FDA is taking action which will significantly reduce harmful trans fat in the U.S. food supply.
Posted: June 16, 2015, 12:00 pm
Occasionally pet foods and treats can be contaminated with harmful bacteria and can make pets, and sometimes owners, sick. FDA is studying this issue to help keep you and your four-legged friends safe
Posted: June 8, 2015, 2:26 pm
Don't let expired or unused medicines collect in your home. Learn about community take-back programs, including the annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and other ways to dispose of unused drugs safely.
Posted: June 4, 2015, 4:00 am
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