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Patients today have more treatment options in the battle against coronavirus disease. FDA has approved one drug treatment for COVID-19 and authorized others for emergency use during this public health emergency.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 7:06 pm
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 7:49 pm
Consumer articles about medical devices.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 5:03 pm
Just as FDA reviews drugs for humans for safety and effectiveness before they can go on the market, the agency does the same for treatments for animals. Learn how FDA brings new oncology treatments to market and questions to ask your vet about your dog's cancer diagnosis.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 12:59 pm
The FDA has approved biosimilar medications to treat conditions such as cancer, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and more.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 12:59 pm
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) devices only considered safe and effective for certain conditions. The FDA recommends you use a HBOT device under the care of a doctor and in a hospital or facility that has hyperbaric accreditation.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 5:54 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: July 26, 2021, 3:15 pm
Health care providers report increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to nitrite popper ingestion or inhalation.
Posted: July 22, 2021, 5:07 pm
Los proveedores de atención médica reportan un aumento en las hospitalizaciones y muertes debido a la ingesta o inhalación de “poppers” de nitrito.
Posted: July 22, 2021, 5:06 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: July 21, 2021, 8:43 pm
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Posted: July 21, 2021, 8:40 pm
If you feel tired and exhausted when you wake up every morning you may have sleep apnea. Find out more about the different types of FDA-cleared and FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea or OSA treatments that work and help you get restful and restorative sleep.
Posted: July 20, 2021, 8:10 pm
Exposure to medication is a leading cause of poisoning in children. Kids have died or become seriously ill after being exposed to a skin patch containing fentanyl, an opioid pain reliever. The FDA urges you to take precautions and make sure patches are stored, used, and disposed of properly.
Posted: July 20, 2021, 4:28 pm
Basic information about the safety of color additives--dyes, pigments, or substances that can impart color when added or applied to a food, drug, cosmetic, or the human body.
Posted: July 20, 2021, 2:43 pm
Millions of people have thyroid glands that don’t make enough thyroid hormone to meet their body’s needs. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is the most common reason some people need thyroid hormone replacement. Today, there are modern, synthetic (laboratory-made) medications approved by the FDA.
Posted: July 16, 2021, 4:45 pm
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.
Posted: July 16, 2021, 3:43 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: July 16, 2021, 3:41 pm
Consumer articles about cosmetics.
Posted: July 16, 2021, 3:40 pm
El jugo de toronja puede afectar qué tan bien actúan algunos medicamentos y causar efectos secundarios peligrosos.
Posted: July 15, 2021, 8:01 pm
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit can affect the way your medicines work, and that food and drug interaction can cause problems. The severity of the interaction can be different depending on the person, the drug, and the amount of grapefruit juice you drink.
Posted: July 14, 2021, 7:40 pm