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FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center serves as the agency’s premier national forensic laboratory for research and analyses related to criminal and regulatory investigations involving FDA-regulated products.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 17, 2019, 7:24 pm
In addition to offering flexibility and convenience, contacts help correct a variety of vision disorders. But contact lenses also present potential risks. See these safety basics, including information on proper hygiene and proper practices for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing your lenses.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:10 pm
FDA strongly advises against the use of cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and marijuana in any form during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 16, 2019, 1:32 pm
The FDA is strengthening its warning to consumers to stop using vaping products containing THC and any vaping product obtained off the street amid more than 1,000 reports of lung injuries—including some resulting in deaths—following the use of vaping products.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 9, 2019, 3:52 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs your help to ensure that communities nationwide are following federal tobacco laws. Here's how you can report potential violations.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 9, 2019, 3:10 pm
Kids are back in school, which for many parents, means making sure important prescriptions, like epinephrine products, are filled and available to use when necessary. FDA wants to make sure patients, parents, health care providers, school nurses, and pharmacists stay on top of product availability.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 4, 2019, 9:10 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with patients, academics, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD).
Author: FDA
Posted: September 30, 2019, 8:40 pm
Most medications won’t affect your ability to drive safely. But some do. The FDA advises to make sure you know if your prescription or over-the-counter medication can cause side-effects that may make it unsafe to drive.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 30, 2019, 2:21 pm
Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 25, 2019, 6:10 pm
Decorative contact lenses, also called 'colored' or 'costume' contact lenses, are not cosmetics or over-the-counter merchandise. They are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and you need a prescription to avoid eye injury. Before buying these lenses, here's what you should know.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 25, 2019, 5:55 pm
Black licorice is an old fashioned treat that can be harmful if you eat too much. If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
Author: FDA
Posted: September 23, 2019, 4:53 pm
The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 19, 2019, 2:05 pm
When it comes to thinking up healthy lunches for kids, think outside the lunchbox! Watch this video and then read below for more healthy lunch tips!
Author: FDA
Posted: September 11, 2019, 4:15 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 4, 2019, 3:51 pm
Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don't believe the hype. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. Here's what to know before you consider stem cell treatment.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 4, 2019, 1:31 pm
Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.
Author: FDA
Posted: August 19, 2019, 5:55 pm
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
Author: FDA
Posted: August 16, 2019, 6:35 pm
FDA approved medications can help manage this disease that most commonly occurs in middle-aged and older dogs.
Author: FDA
Posted: August 16, 2019, 4:15 pm
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics
Author: FDA
Posted: August 15, 2019, 9:42 pm
After receiving numerous reports of consumers getting sick, the FDA warns you not to drink sodium chlorite products such as Miracle Mineral Solution. These products turn into bleach and can make you sick, the FDA says.
Author: FDA
Posted: August 14, 2019, 4:11 pm