Consumer Information

  • Treating and Preventing Head Lice
    by FDA on October 26, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.

  • What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD
    by FDA on October 26, 2020 at 8:48 am

    The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.

  • Prueba de detección del cáncer de seno: La termografía no sustituye la mamografía
    by FDA on October 26, 2020 at 1:07 am

    A pesar de muchas afirmaciones públicas sobre el termograma, esta nunca debe usarse como reemplazo de una mamografía para la detección o el diagnóstico del cáncer de seno.

  • Breast Cancer Screening: Thermogram No Substitute for Mammogram
    by FDA on October 26, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Thermography should not be used in place of mammography, which is still the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer.

  • Mammography: What You Need to Know
    by FDA on October 25, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography, and clears and approves mammography devices, to help keep you safe.

  • Vaccines, Blood & Biologics
    by FDA on October 25, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    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.

  • Children's Health
    by FDA on October 25, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    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.

  • Alimentos y Bebidas
    by FDA on October 23, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos.

  • Food
    by FDA on October 23, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.

  • Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments
    by FDA on October 23, 2020 at 11:40 am

    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.

  • Understanding the Regulatory Terminology of Potential Preventions and Treatments for COVID-19
    by FDA on October 23, 2020 at 11:38 am

    There are no FDA-approved coronavirus preventions or treatments. Researchers are studying new drugs, and drugs approved for other conditions, as possible preventions or treatments for COVID-19. The language describing possible preventions or treatments can be confusing. Here’s what those terms mean.

  • Halloween Safety Tips: Costumes, Candy, and Colored Contact Lenses
    by FDA on October 23, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus and Protect Your Family
    by FDA on October 22, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    We can each help slow the spread of coronavirus disease and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Wash your hands often with soap and water; cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering or non-surgical mask when around others; 3) avoid crowds and practice social distancing.

  • It’s a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine
    by FDA on October 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Haven’t had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. And there are still good reasons to get one.

  • Advisory Committees Give FDA Critical Advice and the Public a Voice
    by FDA on October 21, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Not familiar with FDA’s advisory committees? These committees provide independent, expert advice to the FDA on a range of complex scientific, technical and policy issues related to the development and evaluation of FDA-regulated products.

  • What to Know About Breast Implants
    by FDA on October 20, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.

  • Consejos de seguridad para el Día de las Brujas: disfraces, dulces, lentes de colores
    by FDA on October 20, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Se acerca la noche de brujas o Halloween, lea este artículo con consejos para tener un Halloween seguro.

  • Tobacco Products
    by FDA on October 20, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    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.

  • Drugs
    by FDA on October 20, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

  • Safely Using Hand Sanitizer
    by FDA on October 19, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    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.