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Safely Using Hand Sanitizer
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.
Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments
There are currently no FDA-approved drugs, including vaccines, to treat or prevent COVID-19. Products that claim to cure, treat, or prevent COVID-19 haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness; they might be dangerous to you and your family.
Food Safety and Availability During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Here are three things FDA wants you to know about food safety and availability during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
What to Know and Do About Possible Nitrosamines in Your Medication
Concerned that your medications might contain a substance that could potentially cause cancer? Keep taking your medications, and talk to your doctor. FDA is working with manufacturers to investigate the source of nitrosamines in drugs and whether they pose risks to human health. Have questions?
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.
Biosimilar and Interchangeable Biologics: More Treatment Choices
The medical marketplace keeps growing as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to approve more biosimilar products. Biosimilars can provide more treatment options to patients, potentially lowering costs and increasing access to lifesaving medications.
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.
Productos Veterinarios
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos y medicamentos veterinarios.
Vacunas, Sangre y Productos Biológicos
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de las vacunas, sangre y productos biológicos.
Medicamentos
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos y medicinas.
Fraude en la Salud
Información para el consumidor sobre el fraude en la salud y cómo evitar ser estafado.
Dispositivos Médicos
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad y operación de los dispositivos médicos
Alimentos y Bebidas
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos.
The New Nutrition Facts Label: Why the Makeover?
Did you know the Nutrition Facts Label on foods has had a makeover? Learn more about the FDA's educational campaign to make you aware of improvements in the label and help you make healthier choices about the foods you eat.
Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medicines
Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Here's how to dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine Cleaning
Devices that claim to use ozone gas or UV light to clean CPAP machines do not have FDA clearance or approval.
What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD
The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.
For Women: The FDA Gives Tips to Prevent Heart Disease
More women die from heart disease than from any other cause. But women can take action to decrease their risk. The FDA offers many resources to help educate women of all ages about the safe use of FDA-approved drugs and devices for the treatment and prevention of heart disease. Read on for tips and information.
When to Give Kids Medicine for Coughs and Colds
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips.
Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer's Cures
Unfortunately, when faced with a serious health issue, even the most rational person can be led to believe implausible claims.