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Get answers to your questions about the standards for safety and effectiveness to support an emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines.
Posted: April 13, 2021, 1:15 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.
Posted: April 12, 2021, 5:44 pm
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests
Posted: April 9, 2021, 4:05 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos y medicinas.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 2:48 am
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Posted: April 8, 2021, 5:09 pm
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
Posted: April 6, 2021, 4:30 pm
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more about the disease’s symptoms, tests, and treatments.
Posted: April 6, 2021, 2:34 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: April 2, 2021, 3:42 pm
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, even mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions), contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits and can result in long term brain injuries and deaths.
Posted: March 30, 2021, 9:17 pm
Lo que hay que saber sobre los síntomas, diagnóstico y tratamiento de un traumatismo craneoencefálico
Cualquiera puede sufrir un traumatismo craneoencefálico (TCE). Y este tipo de lesiones, que incluyen las conmociones cerebrales, contribuyen a un número considerable de visitas a la sala de urgencias (e incluso de muertes) todos los años. Conozca acerca del TCE, así como sobre las actividades relacionadas de investigación y control de la FDA.
Posted: March 26, 2021, 11:55 am
Información para el consumidor sobre el fraude en la salud y cómo evitar ser estafado.
Posted: March 24, 2021, 10:16 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.
Posted: March 24, 2021, 8:55 pm
We can each take simple steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Get a COVID-19 vaccine. Wash your hands often. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others. Avoid crowds and practice social distancing.
Posted: March 22, 2021, 2:17 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos y medicamentos veterinarios.
Posted: March 18, 2021, 5:31 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad y operación de los dispositivos médicos
Posted: March 18, 2021, 5:11 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos.
Posted: March 18, 2021, 5:08 pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los cosméticos
Posted: March 18, 2021, 4:56 pm
From medical X-ray scanners used to see inside the body to surgical lasers used for cosmetic purposes or to improve eyesight, FDA ensures the safety and effectiveness of a wide range or products that emit radiation. To learn more, read these Consumer Updates.
Posted: March 17, 2021, 1:34 pm
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.
Posted: March 17, 2021, 1:32 pm
Consumer articles about cosmetics.
Posted: March 17, 2021, 1:29 pm