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Halloween Safety: Costumes, Candy, and Colored Contact Lenses
FDA Health Updates : October 20, 2017, 4:00 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.
Buying Pet Medicines Online: Ensuring Products are Safe
FDA Health Updates : October 11, 2017, 4:00 am
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.
Do Not Use Infant Sleep Positioners Due to the Risk of Suffocation
FDA Health Updates : October 3, 2017, 4:00 am
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.
The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease
FDA Health Updates : September 20, 2017, 5:00 am
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).
Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions
FDA Health Updates : September 14, 2017, 4:00 am
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.