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Medical Devices
Consumer articles about medical devices.
Medical Device Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know
Practice vigilance to safeguard your medical devices from cyber threats.
What to Know About Breast Implants
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
What You Should Know About Using Cannabis, Including CBD, When Pregnant or Breastfeeding
FDA strongly advises against the use of cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and marijuana in any form during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Men With Breast Cancer Need More Treatment Options and Access to Genetic Counseling
Breast cancer in men tends to be diagnosed at an older age and when the cancer is at a later stage, but is treated very similarly to breast cancer in women. The FDA encourages the inclusion of men in breast cancer clinical trials.
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.
Food
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.
Drugs
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
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 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.
Cosmetics
Consumer articles about cosmetics.
What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids
Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of chronic and acute pain. It doesn't matter who is writing the prescription; ask these questions before taking opioids.
Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics
Good Dog, Bad Food: Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog
Some foods that are meant for people can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.
FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center Playing Critical Role in Vaping Illness Investigation
FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center serves as the agency’s premier national forensic laboratory for research and analyses related to criminal and regulatory investigations involving FDA-regulated products.
Focusing on Contact Lens Safety
In addition to offering flexibility and convenience, contacts help correct a variety of vision disorders. But contact lenses also present potential risks. See these safety basics, including information on proper hygiene and proper practices for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing your lenses.
Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards
From tinsel to table scraps, holiday hazards for pets abound. Here are some tips to help you keep them safe.
Vaping Illness Update: FDA Warns Public to Stop Using Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products and Any Vaping Products Obtained Off the Street
The FDA is strengthening its warning to consumers to stop using vaping products containing THC and any vaping product obtained off the street amid more than 1,000 reports of lung injuries—including some resulting in deaths—following the use of vaping products.
Help the FDA Prevent Kids from Using Tobacco
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs your help to ensure that communities nationwide are following federal tobacco laws. Here's how you can report potential violations.
Making Sure Kids Are Prepared if They Need Epinephrine Treatments in School
Kids are back in school, which for many parents, means making sure important prescriptions, like epinephrine products, are filled and available to use when necessary. FDA wants to make sure patients, parents, health care providers, school nurses, and pharmacists stay on top of product availability.
The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease
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).