FDA Consumer Health
- Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000: Buying Pet Medicines Online: Ensuring Products are Safe - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
If you're purchasing medications for your pet online to save money or for convenience, there are Internet sites that represent legitimate pharmacies. But the FDA has found that there are others that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs. Any of these practices could mean that the products you are buying could be unsafe or ineffective for your pet.
- Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000: Do Not Use Infant Sleep Positioners Due to the Risk of Suffocation - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products, sometimes also called "nests" or "anti-roll" products, can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. Learn how to put a baby safely to sleep and which other products to avoid.
- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000: The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
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).
- Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0000: Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits (and even deaths) each year. Learn more about TBI, and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.
- Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000: Hurricane Season: Be Prepared - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
It's important to safeguard your food, water, and medicine before, during and after any severe weather event.