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The best way to dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines is through a drug take back program. Or you can do it at home. Check the FDA flush list.
Posted: April 20, 2021, 6:04 pm
Doctors recommend everyone start screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, and before age 50 for some people at higher risk. There are several FDA-reviewed and approved or cleared choices for colorectal cancer screening. Find out which one is best for you.
Posted: April 20, 2021, 5:27 pm
Get answers to your questions about the standards for safety and effectiveness to support an emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines.
Posted: April 20, 2021, 12:41 pm
FDA warns about the risk of illness from pet turtles.
Posted: April 19, 2021, 10:06 pm
Ésta es la estación de los picnics, las parrilladas y otras fiestas al aire libre. Pero comer al aire libre en un clima cálido presenta un reto de inocuidad alimentaria. Las bacterias en los alimentos se multiplican más rápido a temperaturas entre 40°F a 140°F (4.4 a 60°C), de manera que el calor del verano hace que sea especialmente importante tomar medidas básicas de seguridad para los alimentos.
Posted: April 19, 2021, 9:09 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 19, 2021, 9:05 pm
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests
Posted: April 16, 2021, 7:52 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
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
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
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