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The FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 25, 2020, 8:26 pm
If your child is taking more than one medication at the same time, there could be dangerous health consequences if those medicines have the same active ingredient. It's important to be aware of the active ingredients in each medication.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 25, 2020, 8:18 pm
The FDA continues to warn consumers that Hyland's Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 25, 2020, 4:11 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.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 25, 2020, 3:56 pm
Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But no injectable filler is FDA-approved for large-scale body contouring or body enhancement. Learn why injectable silicone and other unapproved products (also called 'but' fillers, breast fillers, or products to fill spaces between muscles) are dangerous and should be avoided.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 25, 2020, 3:52 pm
The FDA, American Optometric Association and the Entertainment Industries Council are joining forces to launch a campaign for teens and young adults on wearing decorative contact lenses safely. Two videos take clips from American Horror Story to deliver the message.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 25, 2020, 3:45 pm
Scientific researchers now are working on how to reduce health disparities (differences in health outcomes) among racial and ethnic minorities. And they're doing it with the help of funding from--and by working with--the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Learn more.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 25, 2020, 3:42 pm
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the US in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 25, 2020, 3:21 pm
If you eat meat or drink milk, you want to know: Are the veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals entering your diet? And if they are, are the amounts safe for human consumption? Those are some of the concerns of FDA's Division of Residue Chemistry.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 18, 2020, 7:51 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.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 18, 2020, 7:45 pm
From blood to vaccines, FDA protects and advances the public health by ensuring that biological products are safe, effective, and available to those who need them. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 18, 2020, 7:40 pm
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 18, 2020, 7:37 pm
Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, not as drugs. However, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medicine you are taking or a medical condition you may have. Products containing hidden drugs are also sometimes falsely marketed as dietary supplements, putting consumers at greater risk. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a health care professional before using any dietary supplement. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 18, 2020, 7:28 pm
Consumer articles about cosmetics.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 18, 2020, 7:25 pm
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 18, 2020, 7:19 pm
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is building a coalition of public and private healthcare organizations to prevent a medical error - the surgical fire.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 14, 2020, 5:36 pm
Advice on using FDA's Consumer Complaint System and MedWatch.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 14, 2020, 5:29 pm
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. Learn the facts.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 14, 2020, 5:24 pm
Antihistamines and other OTC drugs can impair your ability to drive and operate machinery.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 14, 2020, 4:15 pm
Parents should avoid using benzocaine products to relieve teething pain for children under 2. They are at risk for the disease methemoglobinemia.
Author: FDA
Posted: February 14, 2020, 4:13 pm