FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
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 Administrationâ€™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 agencyâ€™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
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 canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always tell thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the case simply by reading the food label.
Posted: February 11, 2015, 1:00 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 lasersâ€”even those in toysâ€”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 childrenâ€™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. FDAÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢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
Continuous glucose monitoring technology alerts patients to low and high blood sugar levels, including how quickly they are changing.
Posted: December 1, 2014, 1:00 pm
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold? FDA has some advice and tips.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 12:15 pm