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Fleas and ticks can be more than just an itchy annoyance to your pets—they can cause serious harm. So it’s important to know how to use flea and tick products safely. It’s also important to know whom to report to if you’re experiencing problems with these products.
Posted: June 22, 2021, 10:47 pm
La enfermedad de Lyme está proliferando. ¿Cómo puede prevenirla? ¿Cuáles son los síntomas y qué debe hacer si cree haberla contraído?
Posted: June 22, 2021, 10:17 pm
Dietary supplements claiming to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent infertility and other reproductive health conditions may be scams. Learn more in this Consumer Update.
Posted: June 22, 2021, 10:01 pm
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful interactions. So, consider these safety tips (and share them with your loved ones) when taking prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements.
Posted: June 22, 2021, 9:28 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: June 22, 2021, 4:15 pm
Fleas and ticks can cause problems for your pet and seriously harm their health. There are all kinds of products to prevent these problems. Learn how to use them safely.
Posted: June 22, 2021, 1:37 pm
FDA approved medications can help manage this disease that most commonly occurs in middle-aged and older dogs.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:56 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: June 15, 2021, 6:24 pm
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 1:54 pm
FDA works to ensure the safety of the more than 14 million units of blood and blood components donated in the U.S. each year. Learn how FDA helps safeguard the blood supply and how you can donate blood.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 1:35 pm
All men with breast cancer should be referred for genetic counseling. The FDA encourages men to be included in breast cancer clinical trials.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 1:13 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: June 14, 2021, 9:22 pm
According to scientists at the FDA, caffeine can be part of a healthy diet for most people, but too much caffeine may pose a danger to your health. Depending on factors such as body weight, medications you may take, and individual sensitivity, “too much” can vary from person to person.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 8:12 pm
Sun safety is always in season. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. The FDA continues to evaluate sunscreen products to ensure that their active ingredients are safe and effective.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 7:57 pm
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 7:26 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: June 14, 2021, 4:50 pm
Some foods that are meant for people can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.
Posted: June 9, 2021, 2:49 pm
Salves that contain corrosive ingredients, including “black salve” and a number of other names, are dangerous and can be life-threatening. Here’s why.
Posted: June 8, 2021, 7:30 pm
Your infant’s sensitive skin is vulnerable to serious burns. But sunscreen isn’t the answer. Infants are at greater risk than adults of sunscreen side effects, such as a rash. The FDA recommends keeping newborns and babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight.
Posted: June 2, 2021, 5:02 pm
Tobacco comes in many forms, from cigars and cigarettes to smokeless tobacco and dissolvable nicotine products. FDA works to reduce the use of these products, and the harm that they cause. To learn more read these Consumer Updates.
Posted: May 27, 2021, 1:11 pm