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Consumer Health Information Updates

Focusing on Contact Lens Safety

Wed, 2019-10-16 12:10
In addition to offering flexibility and convenience, contacts help correct a variety of vision disorders. But contact lenses also present potential risks. See these safety basics, including information on proper hygiene and proper practices for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing your lenses.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

What You Should Know About Using Cannabis, Including CBD, When Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Wed, 2019-10-16 08:32
FDA strongly advises against the use of cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and marijuana in any form during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center Playing Critical Role in Vaping Illness Investigation

Fri, 2019-10-11 13:13
FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center serves as the agency’s premier national forensic laboratory for research and analyses related to criminal and regulatory investigations involving FDA-regulated products.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Help the FDA Prevent Kids from Using Tobacco

Wed, 2019-10-09 10:10
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs your help to ensure that communities nationwide are following federal tobacco laws. Here's how you can report potential violations.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Vaping Illness Update: FDA Warns Public to Stop Using Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products and Any Vaping Products Obtained Off the Street

Fri, 2019-10-04 12:20
The FDA is strengthening its warning to consumers to stop using vaping products containing THC and any vaping product obtained off the street amid more than 1,000 reports of lung injuries—including some resulting in deaths—following the use of vaping products.
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Making Sure Kids Are Prepared if They Need Epinephrine Treatments in School

Thu, 2019-10-03 08:52
Kids are back in school, which for many parents, means making sure important prescriptions, like epinephrine products, are filled and available to use when necessary. FDA wants to make sure patients, parents, health care providers, school nurses, and pharmacists stay on top of product availability.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

Mon, 2019-09-30 15:40
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with patients, academics, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD).
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Halloween Safety: Costumes, Candy, and Colored Contact Lenses

Wed, 2019-09-25 13:10
Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Black Licorice: Trick or Treat?

Mon, 2019-09-23 11:53
Black licorice is an old fashioned treat that can be harmful if you eat too much. If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD

Thu, 2019-09-19 09:05
The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Vaping Illnesses: Consumers can Help Protect Themselves by Avoiding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products

Fri, 2019-09-06 18:35
The FDA is providing consumers information to help protect themselves while health officials investigate recent illnesses following the use of vaping products.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

5 Things to Know About Breast Implants

Wed, 2019-09-04 10:51
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

4 Tips for a Healthy and Stress-Free Lunchbox

Tue, 2019-08-20 11:21
When it comes to thinking up healthy lunches for kids, think outside the lunchbox! Watch this video and then read below for more healthy lunch tips!
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don't Mix

Mon, 2019-08-19 12:55
Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Treating Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Fri, 2019-08-16 13:57
FDA approved medications can help manage this disease that most commonly occurs in middle-aged and older dogs.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Thu, 2019-08-15 16:52
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

Wed, 2019-08-14 16:45
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
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Wed, 2019-08-14 09:55
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

Danger: Don’t Drink Miracle Mineral Solution or Similar Products

Mon, 2019-08-12 13:28
After receiving numerous reports of consumers getting sick, the FDA warns you not to drink sodium chlorite products such as Miracle Mineral Solution. These products turn into bleach and can make you sick, the FDA says.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates

FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies

Tue, 2019-08-06 18:50
Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don't believe the hype. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. Here's what to know before you consider stem cell treatment.
Categories: FDA Consumer Updates