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Children's caregivers witness first-hand bad experiences with pediatric medical products or devices. FDA encourages consumers to report these experiences with drugs and device problems to the agency.
Posted: November 27, 2020, 2:39 pm
Some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can cause reactions that may make it unsafe to drive
Posted: November 27, 2020, 2:39 pm
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: November 23, 2020, 5:47 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: November 20, 2020, 5:28 pm
In the quest for youthful looks, both men and women are seeking treatments to minimize laugh lines and other wrinkles. Learn about a popular treatment that involves injecting dermal fillers into the face, its benefits and risks.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 5:50 pm
There are no FDA-approved coronavirus preventions or treatments. Researchers are studying new drugs, and drugs approved for other conditions, as possible preventions or treatments for COVID-19. The language describing possible preventions or treatments can be confusing. Here’s what those terms mean.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 7:58 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: November 16, 2020, 7:56 pm
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 7:02 pm
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests
Posted: November 16, 2020, 5:47 pm
Influenza season may bring out dishonest sellers hawking fraudulent products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure the flu. These unproven products, sold online and in stores, haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness.
Posted: November 15, 2020, 8:54 pm
If you have a complaint about a product regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency wants to hear about it.
Posted: November 13, 2020, 4:58 pm
Measles is not a harmless childhood disease. It's dangerous and can be life-threatening. Our most effective public health measure against measles is prevention with the measles vaccine.
Posted: November 13, 2020, 2:40 pm
If you have questions about vaccines, visit the FDA’s guide for parents and caregivers. It describes the routinely administered vaccines for children and provides answers to commonly asked questions.
Posted: November 13, 2020, 2:35 pm
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.
Posted: November 12, 2020, 5:25 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.
Posted: November 12, 2020, 5:17 pm
Consumer articles about cosmetics.
Posted: October 30, 2020, 8:09 pm
Giving yourself too much or too little oxygen can be dangerous. If you are using a pulse oximeter to monitor your oxygen levels and think they are low, see a doctor. You should not use an oxygen concentrator at home unless it has been prescribed by a health care provider.
Posted: October 30, 2020, 3:21 pm
Se acerca la noche de brujas o Halloween, lea este artículo con consejos para tener un Halloween seguro.
Posted: October 29, 2020, 6:46 pm
Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
Posted: October 26, 2020, 3:03 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: October 26, 2020, 8:48 am