Coronavirus Testing Basics
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests and FDA's role in authorizing them (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Is It Really'FDA Approved? '
How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Your Animal Is Sick. Was It Something They Ate? Vet-LIRN May Be Able to Help
The FDA investigates foodborne illnesses for human foods and animal foods. FDA ’s Vet-LIRN program can help your vet determine if the illness is a result of something your animal ate. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

¿Jabón antibacteriano? No lo necesita; use agua y un jabón normal
¿Cree que los jabones antibacterianos reducen su riesgo de contraer una infección? No necesariamente, dice la FDA. No hay datos que demuestren que los jabones antibacterianos de venta sin receta sean mejores para prevenir las enfermedades que lavarse con agua y un jabón normal. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Helpful Questions and Answers about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Pets
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Tips on Good Nutrition and Using the Updated Nutrition Facts Label During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables
Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

CPAP Machine Cleaning: Ozone, UV Light Products Are Not FDA Approved
Most CPAPs can be cleaned with soap and water. Follow your CPAP manufacturer's instructions. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Some Imported Dietary Supplements and Nonprescription Drug Products May Harm You
If you buy imported products marketed as 'dietary supplements' and nonprescription drugs, beware. Health fraud scams abound. Watch a video and read more to protect your family. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Food Safety and Availability During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Here are three things FDA wants you to know about food safety and availability during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Productos Veterinarios
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos y medicamentos veterinarios. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Alimentos y Bebidas
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

The New Nutrition Facts Label: Why the Makeover?
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Some Medications and Driving Don't Mix
Some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can cause reactions that may make it unsafe to drive (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets
Pet owners should take certain precautions to use these products safely on their pets. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Report Kids' Problems With Medical Products
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine Cleaning
Devices that claim to use ozone gas or UV light to clean CPAP machines do not have FDA clearance or approval. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Reducing Fever in Children: Safe Use of Acetaminophen
Giving a child just a little more acetaminophen than directed can cause serious side effects. Learn how to give this drug safely. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Nutrition Facts Label Better Informs Your Food Choices
The new Nutrition Facts label will provide information that consumers need to make better informed food choices that support a healthy diet. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Nutrition
The Nutrition Facts Label on food packaging is an important and easy way to get essential information to help you make healthy food choices. These FDA Consumer Updates are also a great resource for more nutrition facts, and other helpful information about the food you eat. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Nipple Aspirate Test Is No Substitute for Mammogram
Some companies are marketing the nipple aspirate test as the latest and greatest tool in early breast cancer screening. But FDA warns that the nipple aspirate test is no substitute for a mammogram. Find out why. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Medication Errors Happen to Pets Too
With pets, as with people, medication errors can happen throughout the treatment process, and your animal's health can be harmed. Learn about the kinds of medication errors that can occur in treating animals, and specific steps you can take to make sure that doesn't happen to your pets. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Manage Your Asthma: Know Your Triggers and Treatment Options
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes the airways to become inflamed and narrow. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Making Decisions for Your Health: Getting the Info You Need
The FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Got a Question About Your Pet's Health?
Got questions about the foods, drugs and other issues involving your pet? FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) may be able to answer them. Read these seven frequently asked questions, and CVM's answers. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Got a Question About Your Pet's Health?
Got questions about the foods, drugs and other issues involving your pet? FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) may be able to answer them. Read these seven frequently asked questions, and CVM's answers. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

The FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement
Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But no injectable filler is FDA-approved for large-scale body contouring or body enhancement. Learn why injectable silicone and other unapproved products (also called'but' fillers, breast fillers, or products to fill spaces between muscles) are dangerous and should be avoided. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Teams Up for Novel Campaign on Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses
The FDA, American Optometric Association and the Entertainment Industries Council are joining forces to launch a campaign for teens and young adults on wearing decorative contact lenses safely. Two videos take clips from American Horror Story to deliver the message. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe
If you eat meat or drink milk, you want to know: Are the veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals entering your diet? And if they are, are the amounts safe for human consumption? Those are some of the concerns of FDA's Division of Residue Chemistry. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Fighting Diabetes' Deadly Impact on Minorities
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on several fronts to help ethnic and racial minority groups stay healthy and, when appropriate, is helping to raise awareness of available treatments for diabetes. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA 101: Regulating Biological Products
Biological products often represent the cutting edge of medical science and research. Also known as biologics, these products replicate natural substances such as enzymes, antibodies, or hormones in our bodies. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets: Questions and Answers
The FDA continues to warn consumers that Hyland's Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

La FDA advierte contra el uso de silicona inyectable para delinear y mejorar la figura
Los rellenos d érmicos inyectables son dispositivos médicos controlados por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos, pero ninguno está aprobado por la dependencia para delinear o mejorar la figura con cantidades grandes. Entérese de por qué la silicona inyectable y otros productos no sancionados (también llamados rellenos de glúteos, rellenos de senos o productos para rellenar los espacios entre los músculos) son peligrosos y deben evitarse. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Vaccines Protect Children From Harmful Infectious Diseases
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

You May Be Surprised by How Much Salt You're Eating
FDA is encouraging industry to gradually reduce the amount of sodium in foods. Consumers have the opportunity to comment. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

¿Por qué las carnazas de carne seca están enfermando a las mascotas?
Miles de perros y algunos gatos en los Estados Unidos se han enfermado despu és de comer carnazas (tiras o palitos de carne seca) para mascotas. A pesar de investigaciones exhaustivas, la causa aún se desconoce. Los científicos de la FDA están ampliando la búsqueda de la causa solicitando muestras e información a los consumidores y los veterinarios. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Why Are Jerky Treats Making Pets Sick?
Thousands of dogs and some cats in the U.S. have gotten sick after eating jerky pet treats. Despite extensive investigations, the cause remains elusive. FDA scientists are broadening the search for the cause by soliciting samples and information from consumers and veterinarians. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Don't Be Misled
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has not been proven to cure cancer, autism, or diabetes. But advertising on the Internet would have you believe it'sa cure-all for many diseases. Using HBOT in the absence of other treatments can endanger your health. Read the Consumer update to learn more. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Don't Be Misled
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has not been proven to cure cancer, autism, or diabetes. But advertising on the Internet would have you believe it'sa cure-all for many diseases. Using HBOT in the absence of other treatments can endanger your health. Read the Consumer update to learn more. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Team Advances Women's Health
FDA's Office of Women's Health conducts research specific to women's health issues, ensures that women are involved in clinical trials, sponsors training and disseminates critical information in a variety of ways. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Keep Listeria Out of Your Kitchen
Keep Listeria at bay by keeping your refrigerator temperature low and carefully cleaning kitchen surfaces. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Caffeine and Kids: FDA Takes a Closer Look
FDA has concerns about the increasing number of caffeinated products and their impact on children. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Temporary Tattoos May Put You at Risk
Are temporary tattoos just a little harmless fun? Not necessarily, say FDA experts. Learn the potential dangers of temporary tattoos made with henna ink and how they have sent many people to the emergency room. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Know Active Ingredients in Children's Meds
If your child is taking more than one medication at the same time, there could be dangerous health consequences if those medicines have the same active ingredient. It's important to be aware of the active ingredients in each medication. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

6 Tip-offs to Rip-offs: Don't Fall for Health Fraud Scams
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Practice Hospital Bed Safety
Life-saving tips for using hospital beds safely (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

To Eat or Not to Eat: Decorative Products on Foods Can Be Unsafe
FDA wants you to be aware that some decorative glitters and dusts promoted for use on foods may, in fact, contain materials that should not be eaten. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news