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Author: FDA
Posted: September 22, 2020, 5:03 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.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 21, 2020, 5:52 pm
Many ads on social media and "healthy" websites claim their products can cure cancer. They cannot.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 15, 2020, 8:46 pm
Been scammed? Don't be duped into buying fraudulent health products. Learn the tip-offs to rip-offs in this Consumer Update, part of FDA's support of National Consumer Protection Week.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 15, 2020, 8:37 pm
Productos fraudulentos pueden causar graves daños e incluso la muerte. La FDA continúa actuando para incrementar la conciencia del consumidor ante la aparición de productos contaminados y peligrosos comercializados como suplementos dietéticos.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 15, 2020, 8:25 pm
Fraudulent products can cause serious harm and even death. FDA continues to act to expand public awareness of tainted, dangerous products sold as dietary supplements.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 15, 2020, 8:20 pm
FDA advises consumers to avoid human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight-loss products.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 15, 2020, 7:50 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.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 15, 2020, 7:49 pm
A look at various causes of memory loss and treatment approaches.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 15, 2020, 6:46 pm
FDA's Food and Cosmetic Information Center (FCIC) answers questions about nutrition and the safety and labeling of food, dietary supplements and cosmetics. Since the pandemic began, the FCIC has answered an unusually high volume of inquiries, many relating to food and cosmetic safety and COVID-19.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 15, 2020, 6:14 pm
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.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 11, 2020, 5:24 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.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 10, 2020, 3:48 pm
When not used properly, devices that circulate water to provide hot or cold therapy can pose a risk of injury, especially cold-induced injuries.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 10, 2020, 3:22 pm
Hand sanitizer recalls and the full list of products people should not use because they may be contaminated with toxic ingredients or do not have enough active ingredient
Author: FDA
Posted: September 9, 2020, 11:24 pm
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have learned valuable lessons that will help shape our work to create a more digital, transparent and safer food system for you and your family.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 9, 2020, 11:24 pm
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests and FDA's role in authorizing them
Author: FDA
Posted: September 9, 2020, 11:24 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.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 9, 2020, 11:24 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.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 9, 2020, 11:24 pm
We can each help slow the spread of coronavirus disease and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Wash your hands often with soap and water; cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering or non-surgical mask when around others; 3) avoid crowds and practice social distancing.
Author: FDA
Posted: September 9, 2020, 11:24 pm
Here are three things FDA wants you to know about food safety and availability during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Author: FDA
Posted: September 9, 2020, 11:24 pm