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You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used if they contain at least 60% alcohol and are used properly.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:25 pm
Here are three things FDA wants you to know about food safety and availability during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Posted: March 27, 2020, 11:30 pm
Kids aren't just small adults. From diet and nutrition to their reactions to medicine, their bodies are unique. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 8:02 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: March 25, 2020, 6:51 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.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 8:46 pm
The medical marketplace keeps growing as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to approve more biosimilar products. Biosimilars can provide more treatment options to patients, potentially lowering costs and increasing access to lifesaving medications.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 1:03 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos y medicamentos veterinarios.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 9:57 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de las vacunas, sangre y productos biológicos.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 9:56 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos y medicinas.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 9:51 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre el fraude en la salud y cómo evitar ser estafado.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 9:42 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad y operación de los dispositivos médicos
Posted: March 19, 2020, 9:39 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 9:26 pm
Did you know the Nutrition Facts Label on foods has had a makeover? Learn more about the FDA's educational campaign to make you aware of improvements in the label and help you make healthier choices about the foods you eat.
Posted: March 17, 2020, 4:33 pm
Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Here's how to dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.
Posted: March 11, 2020, 7:09 pm
Devices that claim to use ozone gas or UV light to clean CPAP machines do not have FDA clearance or approval.
Posted: March 3, 2020, 10:19 pm
What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD
The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.
Posted: March 3, 2020, 4:32 pm
More women die from heart disease than from any other cause. But women can take action to decrease their risk. The FDA offers many resources to help educate women of all ages about the safe use of FDA-approved drugs and devices for the treatment and prevention of heart disease. Read on for tips and information.
Posted: February 27, 2020, 9:06 pm
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips.
Posted: February 27, 2020, 9:02 pm
Unfortunately, when faced with a serious health issue, even the most rational person can be led to believe implausible claims.
Posted: February 27, 2020, 8:59 pm
Had an issue with a medicine, medical device, or food product and did not know who to notify? FDA's MedWatch is here to help.
Posted: February 27, 2020, 8:39 pm