- The Possible Dangers of Buying Medicines over the Internet
Some Web sites sell prescription and over-the-counter drugs that may not be safe to use and could put people’s health at risk.
- FDA Advises Women with Breast Implants
Women who have breast implants have a small, but increased risk of developing a rare form of lymphoma. FDA is beginning a registry of ALCL patients with breast implants in hopes of developing more information about the possible link.
- Consumer Update Analytics – (January 1, 2011 – January 15, 2011)
Consumer Update Analytics – (January 1, 2011 – January 15, 2011)
- New Steps Aimed at Cutting Risks from Acetaminophen
FDA takes new steps to cut the risk of severe liver injury associated with use of the pain- and fever reducing drug acetaminophen–including asking makers of prescription products that contain the drug to limit how much of it is placed in each tablet or capsule.
- Consumer Update Analytics – (December 16 – December 31, 2010)
Consumer Update Analytics – (December 16, 2010 – December 31, 2010)
- Food Bill Aims to Improve Safety
Americans can breathe easier about the safety of the food on their tables as a bill focusing on contamination prevention makes its way to the president’s desk.
- Generic Drug Roundup: December 2010
Generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts in every significant way except one: They cost less. Learn about five generic drugs recently approved by FDA, and where you can get information on other approved “generics.”
- Consumer Update Analytics – (December 1 – December 15, 2010)
Consumer Update Analytics – (December 1 – December 15, 2010)
- Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements
FDA acts to expand public awareness and industry collaboration against tainted, dangerous products sold as dietary supplements.
- Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics
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