Consumer Updates RSS Feed en Drugs Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Wed, 15 May 2024 10:13:04 EDT FDA Children's Health Kids aren't just small adults. From diet and nutrition to their reactions to medicine, their bodies are unique. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more. Tue, 14 May 2024 10:07:36 EDT FDA Vaccines, Blood & Biologics 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. Tue, 14 May 2024 09:19:35 EDT FDA Tobacco Products Tobacco comes in many forms, from cigars and cigarettes to smokeless tobacco and dissolvable nicotine products. FDA works to reduce the use of these products, and the harm that they cause. To learn more read these Consumer Updates. Tue, 14 May 2024 09:17:18 EDT FDA 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. Tue, 14 May 2024 09:14:40 EDT FDA Medical Devices Consumer articles about medical devices. Tue, 14 May 2024 09:13:20 EDT FDA Food Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety. Tue, 14 May 2024 09:09:29 EDT FDA Dietary Supplements 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 fal Tue, 14 May 2024 08:59:00 EDT FDA Cosmetics Consumer articles about cosmetics. Tue, 14 May 2024 08:55:22 EDT FDA Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses Sun safety is always in season. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. The FDA continues to evaluate sunscreen products to ensure that their active ingredients are safe and effective. Thu, 09 May 2024 09:37:08 EDT FDA Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? Not Usually Your infant’s sensitive skin is vulnerable to serious burns. But sunscreen isn’t the answer. Infants are at greater risk than adults of sunscreen side effects, such as a rash. The FDA recommends keeping newborns and babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Thu, 09 May 2024 09:26:49 EDT FDA Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). Tue, 30 Apr 2024 14:31:49 EDT FDA Advisory Committees Give FDA Critical Advice and the Public a Voice At the FDA, we rely on our many advisory committees to help us make sound decisions based on the best science available. Advisory committees give our own FDA experts outside, independent, and professional advice on various complex scientific, technical, and policy issues. Mon, 29 Apr 2024 11:03:14 EDT FDA Combating Antibiotic Resistance Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics Thu, 25 Apr 2024 13:50:28 EDT FDA How to Report Problems with E-Cigarettes, Cigarettes, Cigars, or Other Tobacco Products to the FDA Safety Reporting Portal allows you to tell FDA about health, quality, or safety issues with tobacco products, including products containing nicotine from any source. Reports about tobacco-related health or product problems can help FDA to identify and monitor known and emerging safety issues. Thu, 18 Apr 2024 09:43:03 EDT FDA Ivermectin and COVID-19 There continues to be interest in a drug called ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in humans. The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Fri, 05 Apr 2024 14:08:08 EDT FDA Animal & Veterinary Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine. Fri, 05 Apr 2024 14:04:34 EDT FDA 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. Fri, 05 Apr 2024 11:10:00 EDT FDA Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments Fraudulent products that claim to cure, treat, or prevent COVID-19 haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness and might be dangerous to you and your family. Fri, 05 Apr 2024 10:37:56 EDT FDA Is Food Safe if it Has Chemicals? Assessing the safety of additives and other chemicals in food includes scientific study of how much of a chemical is in a food and how much we're likely to eat. Wed, 03 Apr 2024 11:57:18 EDT FDA