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FDA Teams Up for Novel Campaign on Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses

FDA News - October 19, 2021 - 7:45am
The FDA, American Optometric Association and the Entertainment Industries Council are joining forces to launch a campaign for teens and young adults on wearing decorative contact lenses safely. Two videos take clips from American Horror Story to deliver the message.
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Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products: What to Know

FDA News - October 19, 2021 - 6:55am
Learn about hearing aids, personal sound amplification products, and the proposed change to how you can get hearing aids.
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FDA Speeds Innovation in Rare Disease Therapies

FDA News - October 8, 2021 - 10:28am
The Food and Drug Administration Office of Orphan Products Development is launching web-based educational resources for patients and industry on rare disease topics. The page debuts on International Rare Disease Day Feb. 28; topics include how to interact with FDA.
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Pulse Oximeters and Oxygen Concentrators: What to Know About At-Home Oxygen Therapy

FDA News - October 7, 2021 - 12:13pm
Giving yourself too much or too little oxygen can be dangerous. If you are using a pulse oximeter to monitor your oxygen levels and think they are low, see a doctor. You should not use an oxygen concentrator at home unless it has been prescribed by a health care provider.
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Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments

FDA News - October 6, 2021 - 6:45am
Fraudulent products that claim to cure, treat, or prevent COVID-19 haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness and might be dangerous to you and your family.
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Mantenga los lirios o azucenas fuera del alcance de sus gatos

FDA News - October 1, 2021 - 9:28am
Muchas personas tienen azucenas blancas en su casa en esta época del año, pero esto podría ser peligroso si tienen un gato. La FDA advierte que los gatos pueden sufrir graves daños renales e incluso morir si comen aunque sea un pedacito de un lirio o azucena.
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Keep Lilies Away From Your Cats

FDA News - September 29, 2021 - 12:49pm
Many people have Easter lilies in their home this time of year, but this could be dangerous if they have a cat. FDA warns that cats can suffer acute kidney damage and even die after eating even a small part of a lily.
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It’s a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

FDA News - September 24, 2021 - 7:49am
Haven’t had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. And there are still good reasons to get one.
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing Basics

FDA News - September 23, 2021 - 8:14am
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing Basics

FDA News - September 23, 2021 - 8:14am
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests
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Eating Too Much Salt? Ways to Cut Back...Gradually

FDA News - September 22, 2021 - 12:32pm
Reducing your salt intake is one way to improve your health. Here are four steps to help you cut back gradually.
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Microneedling Devices: Getting to the Point on Benefits, Risks and Safety

FDA News - September 20, 2021 - 2:14pm
If you're thinking about microneedling to make your skin look better, know the benefits and risks associated with microneedling devices. Check out the FDA's safety tips.
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Microneedling Devices: Getting to the Point on Benefits, Risks and Safety

FDA News - September 20, 2021 - 7:45am
If you're thinking about microneedling to make your skin look better, know the benefits and risks associated with microneedling devices. Check out the FDA's safety tips.
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5 Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC

FDA News - September 14, 2021 - 8:19am
Delta-8 THC products are not approved by the FDA and may put you at risk.
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Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

FDA News - September 10, 2021 - 12:17pm
Sun safety is always in season. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. The FDA continues to evaluate sunscreen products to ensure that their active ingredients are safe and effective.
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Focusing on Contact Lens Safety

FDA News - September 9, 2021 - 12:23pm
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.
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Learn More About COVID-19 Vaccines From the FDA

FDA News - September 9, 2021 - 10:39am
Get answers to your questions about the standards for safety and effectiveness to support an emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines.
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Are You Storing Food Safely?

FDA News - September 3, 2021 - 9:20am
Storing food properly can help prevent foodborne illnesses. Here are tips for safely storing food in your refrigerator, freezer, and cupboards.
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Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

FDA News - September 3, 2021 - 8:22am
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some consumers seem to be increasingly interested in turning to ivermectin, a drug often used to treat animals, to treat COVID-19. FDA has not approved or authorized ivermectin for this use. Using ivermectin to attempt to treat COVID-19 can b dangerous and even lethal.
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FDA 101: Dietary Supplements

FDA News - August 30, 2021 - 9:30am
Part of the "FDA 101" series, this article describes how dietary supplements are regulated and offers safety tips for consumers.
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