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During the coronavirus pandemic, you've learned a lot about keeping your family safe. If your family includes pets, you want to keep them safe, too. FDA offers some helpful questions and answers about keeping your pets safe during the pandemic.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 11:28 am
Concerned that your medications might contain a substance that could potentially cause cancer? Keep taking your medications, and talk to your doctor. FDA is working with manufacturers to investigate the source of nitrosamines in drugs and whether they pose risks to human health. Have questions?
Posted: June 2, 2020, 8:29 pm
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:56 pm
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests and FDA's role in authorizing them
Posted: May 20, 2020, 2:29 pm
How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
Posted: May 17, 2020, 6:03 pm
Consumer articles about medical devices.
Posted: May 16, 2020, 9:58 pm
The FDA investigates foodborne illnesses for human foods and animal foods. FDA’s Vet-LIRN program can help your vet determine if the illness is a result of something your animal ate.
Posted: May 13, 2020, 2:39 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.
Posted: May 13, 2020, 1:01 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los suplementos dietéticos.
Posted: May 12, 2020, 10:21 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos y medicamentos veterinarios.
Posted: May 12, 2020, 9:58 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la nutrición.
Posted: May 12, 2020, 9:47 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre el fraude en la salud y cómo evitar ser estafado.
Posted: May 12, 2020, 9:45 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos.
Posted: May 12, 2020, 9:41 pm
Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F, so summer heat makes the basics of food safety especially important. Here are some easy things you can do to help keep everyone at your table safe from foodborne illness.
Posted: May 6, 2020, 8:49 pm
Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.
Posted: May 6, 2020, 8:46 pm
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
Posted: May 6, 2020, 3:08 pm
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted many of our daily routines, including the ways we eat. Here are some ways to use the Nutrition Facts Label to ensure you and your family are eating healthfully.
Posted: May 1, 2020, 10:18 pm
¿Cree que los jabones antibacterianos reducen su riesgo de contraer una infección? No necesariamente, dice la FDA. No hay datos que demuestren que los jabones antibacterianos de venta sin receta sean mejores para prevenir las enfermedades que lavarse con agua y un jabón normal.
Posted: May 1, 2020, 8:28 pm
Think antibacterial soaps reduce your risk of getting an infection? Not necessarily, the FDA says. There is no data demonstrating that over-the-counter antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water.
Posted: May 1, 2020, 8:16 pm
There are currently no FDA-approved drugs, including vaccines, to treat or prevent COVID-19. Products that claim to cure, treat, or prevent COVID-19 haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness; they might be dangerous to you and your family.
Posted: April 29, 2020, 6:38 pm