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.
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests and FDA's role in authorizing them
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. Learn the facts.
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los suplementos dietéticos.
How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
The FDA investigates foodborne illnesses for human foods and animal foods. FDA’s Vet-LIRN program can help your vet determine if the illness is a result of something your animal ate.
¿Cree que los jabones antibacterianos reducen su riesgo de contraer una infección? No necesariamente, dice la FDA. No hay datos que demuestren que los jabones antibacterianos de venta sin receta sean mejores para prevenir las enfermedades que lavarse con agua y un jabón normal.
Think antibacterial soaps reduce your risk of getting an infection? Not necessarily, the FDA says. There is no data demonstrating that over-the-counter antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water.
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips.
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
During the coronavirus pandemic, you've learned a lot about keeping your family safe. If your family includes pets, you want to keep them safe, too. FDA offers some helpful questions and answers about keeping your pets safe during the pandemic.
Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted many of our daily routines, including the ways we eat. Here are some ways to use the Nutrition Facts Label to ensure you and your family are eating healthfully.
Most CPAPs can be cleaned with soap and water. Follow your CPAP manufacturer's instructions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenges in our everyday lives. Here are some ways we can all do our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease.
If you buy imported products marketed as 'dietary supplements' and nonprescription drugs, beware. Health fraud scams abound. Watch a video and read more to protect your family.
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.