The Benefits and Risks of Pain Relievers: Q & A on NSAIDs with Sharon Hertz, M.D.
Questions and answers about the benefits and risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways New FDA Rules Will Make Your Foods Safer
How will you and your family be protected by the new actions FDA is taking to keep your food safe? (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - September 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injectable Skin Lightening Products: What You Should Know
Injectable skin lightening products are unapproved, untested drugs that could potentially cause harm, FDA warns. FDA has not approved any injectable drugs for skin whitening or lightening. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts for Consumers: July 2015
FDA is warning consumers about children's cough-and-cold medicine with codeine, the risks of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), unapproved prescription ear products and drugs from Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - August 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Breakfasts for Kids: It's All about Balance
Healthy breakfasts are a must for kids. Here are seven easy tips for making that happen. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccines: FDA Guide Tells You What You Need to Know
Describes different types of vaccines for children and answers parent questions. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dealing with ADHD: What You Need to Know
How to recognize and treat ADHD. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts for Consumers: June 2015
FDA is warning consumers about the Daytrana patch, ventricular assist systems, and a vascular patch. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Strengthens Warning of Heart Attack and Stroke Risk for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
FDA is strengthening the existing prescription and Drug Facts labels warning that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – a group of drugs used for the temporary relief of pain and fever – can increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke, either of which can lead to death. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - July 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Use Only Approved Prescription Ear Drops
FDA is taking action against 16 prescription drugs labeled to relieve ear pain and swelling because they are unapproved and haven't been evaluated by FDA for safety, effectiveness and quality. Parents and other consumers still will have many other options for treating ear pain. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - July 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA’s MedWatch Safety Alerts for Consumers: April 2015
FDA is warning consumers about problems with mammograms at Coastal Diagnostic Center, Calif., and illegal Ebola Virus Test Kits. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - June 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids and Tobacco Use: Some Surprising Findings
Results of the National Youth Tobacco Survey provide a snapshot of tobacco products used by today's youth and reveal some surprising new trends. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Cuts Trans Fat in Processed Foods
FDA is taking action which will significantly reduce harmful trans fat in the U.S. food supply. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Research Helps Keep Pets and Humans Safe
Occasionally pet foods and treats can be contaminated with harmful bacteria and can make pets, and sometimes owners, sick. FDA is studying this issue to help keep you and your four-legged friends safe (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What FDA Learned About Dark Chocolate and Milk Allergies
FDA is releasing more information about its study finding that some dark chocolate products contain varying amounts of milk. And you can't always tell that's the case simply by reading the food label. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts for Consumers: March - April 2015
FDA reviews a study about a psychiatric drug, and warns consumers about mislabeled over-the-counter medicine, certain human and veterinary drugs, certain homeopathic products, and mammograms performed at a medical practice in North Carolina. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA’s MedWatch Safety Alerts for Consumers: December 2014 – February 2015
FDA warns consumers about unapproved drugs in a weight loss pill, risk of side effects from a psychiatric drug, and an undeclared drug in a herbal supplement. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know
Colorectal cancer is preventable and, if caught early enough, treatable. FDA explains who should get screened and when. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Teams with Healthline.com to Better Serve Consumers
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Communications has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with Healthline.com, which has agreed, a.o., to post FDA Consumer Updates and other content on its website, produce a newsletter and alerts that feature FDA content, and provide direct links back to FDA web content such as the agency’s RSS feed for product recalls. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't be Misled by "Latex Free" Claims
FDA recommends manufacturers stop using "latex-free" label because all products contain some natural rubber latex proteins. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Some Cosmetics Promising Too Much?
FDA continues to warn companies when they make drug claims about cosmetic products that have not been approved by the agency. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biosimilars: More Treatment Options Are on the Way
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is approving Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz), the first biosimilar product (or biosimilar), and expects to approve others in the months ahead. What are biosimilars? How will they affect patient treatment? (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - March 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milk-Allergic? There May Be Milk in That Dark Chocolate
If you or someone in your household is allergic to milk, take heed: a recent study by FDA found that many of the dark chocolate products contain milk. And you can’t always tell that’s the case simply by reading the food label. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - February 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer: Targeted Treatments Hold Promise
Scientists are working to develop breakthrough therapies for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers that affects both men and women. FDA has approved three treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer to help patients live longer. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Need Relief From Overactive Bladder Symptoms?
Have an overactive bladder? FDA-approved treatments can help adults of any age control their symptoms and live an active life. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware of Products Promising Miracle Weight Loss
Many so-called miracle weight loss supplements and foods (including teas and coffees) don't live up to their claims. Worse, they can cause serious harm. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - January 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Set for a Healthy Winter Season 
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, this is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. While contagious viruses are active year-round, fall and winter are when we're all most vulnerable to them. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News 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 Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - December 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid Fetal "Keepsake" Images, Heartbeat Monitors
FDA officials are concerned over the marketing of fetal keepsake videos and over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - December 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts for Consumers: November 2014
FDA warns consumers about an undeclared ingredient in a coffee drink, a risk of infection from a children’s supplement, and a sexual enhancement product that contains the active ingredient found in Viagra. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: November 2014
FDA warns consumers about an undeclared ingredient in a coffee drink, a risk of infection from a children’s supplement, and a sexual enhancement product that contains the active ingredient found in Viagra. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Registries Help Inform Medication Use in Pregnancy
Pregnant women who are prescribed a drug may worry of the potential impact on their developing fetuses. FDA’s pregnancy registries can help ease that worry. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to Be More Health Savvy?
FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Choices Available for Diabetes Management
Continuous glucose monitoring technology alerts patients to low and high blood sugar levels, including how quickly they are changing. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don't Need Medicines
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold? FDA has some advice and tips. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: October 2014
FDA warns consumers about baby wipes that may contain bacteria, undeclared drugs found in a product sold as a dietary supplement with weight loss claims, and a pain reliever packaging mix up. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Many Calories? Look at the Menu!
To implement the section of the Affordable Care Act related to nutrition labeling, FDA is publishing final rules that require calorie information to be listed on menus and menu boards, and near self-serve foods and foods on display in certain chain restaurants, food stores, entertainment venues, and vending machines. The goal is to help consumers make more informed choices about what they eat away from home. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Guards Against Food Spoilage, Contamination
Food and Drug Administration analysts and entomologists investigate product samples and protect consumers from spoiled and contaminated food. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - November 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA
This guide provides tips and a quick-reference chart to help you report a problem to FDA. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - November 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News 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 Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - November 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Pharmacists Help Consumers Use Medicines Safely
Got a question about a medicine? FDA's Division of Drug Information can answer it. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mammography: What You Need to Know
Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography�and, clears and approves mammography devices�to help keep you safe. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generic Drugs Undergo Rigorous FDA Scrutiny
How does FDA ensure that generic prescription drugs are safe and effective alternatives to brand-name drugs? The generic drugs approval process includes a review of scientific data on manufacturing, ingredients and performance. Plus, FDA tests selected drugs, both brand-name and generic, in its laboratories. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mixing Medications and Dietary Supplements Can Endanger Your Health
Is mixing medicines and dietary supplements a good idea? Find out how using them together can endanger your health and why it's important to discuss them with your health care professional. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding Food Allergens Where They Shouldn't Be
Undeclared allergens are the leading cause of food recalls by the FDA. Which foods are most often affected, and which allergens are involved? (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Builds Closer Ties with Mexico
The Food and Drug Administration's Office of International Programs has offices around the world. Learn how the agency is working with Mexico. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Flash: FDA Scientists Study Pediatric Brain Function
At FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research, investigators are researching pediatric brain function; and they've developed an innovative tool. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Helps Tackle Sickle Cell Disease
FDA is collaborating with patients, members of academia, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD). (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: September 2014
FDA warns consumers about the risk of lead poisoning from cold therapy, an updated drug alert on the lack of sterility assurance, and the recall of mole medication amidst safety concerns. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caution: Some Over-the-Counter Medicines May Affect Your Driving
Antihistamines and other OTC drugs can impair your ability to drive and operate machinery. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - October 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news