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FDA News - May 29, 2020 - 2:56pm
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
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Understanding the Regulatory Terminology of Potential Preventions and Treatments for COVID-19

FDA News - May 29, 2020 - 1:58pm
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.
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Medical Devices

FDA News - May 15, 2020 - 4:29pm
Consumer articles about medical devices.
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Coronavirus Testing Basics

FDA News - May 15, 2020 - 1:00pm
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests and FDA's role in authorizing them
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Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications

FDA News - May 13, 2020 - 7:01am
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.
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Suplementos Dietéticos

FDA News - May 12, 2020 - 4:04pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los suplementos dietéticos.
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Nutrición

FDA News - May 12, 2020 - 3:47pm
Información para el consumidor sobre la nutrición.
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Is It Really 'FDA Approved?'

FDA News - May 12, 2020 - 3:10pm
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.
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Your Animal Is Sick. Was It Something They Ate? Vet-LIRN May Be Able to Help

FDA News - May 6, 2020 - 8:10am
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.
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¿Jabón antibacteriano? No lo necesita; use agua y un jabón normal

FDA News - May 1, 2020 - 2:28pm
¿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.
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Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Use Plain Soap and Water

FDA News - May 1, 2020 - 2:16pm
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.
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Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

FDA News - April 30, 2020 - 4:17pm
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips.
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Animal & Veterinary

FDA News - April 30, 2020 - 11:04am
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
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Helpful Questions and Answers about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Pets

FDA News - April 30, 2020 - 9:43am
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.
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7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

FDA News - April 29, 2020 - 3:12pm
Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.
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Tips on Good Nutrition and Using the Updated Nutrition Facts Label During the Coronavirus Pandemic

FDA News - April 29, 2020 - 8:30am
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.
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CPAP Machine Cleaning: Ozone, UV Light Products Are Not FDA Approved

FDA News - April 24, 2020 - 10:41am
Most CPAPs can be cleaned with soap and water. Follow your CPAP manufacturer's instructions.
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How You Can Make a Difference During the Coronavirus Pandemic

FDA News - April 10, 2020 - 12:15pm
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.
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Some Imported Dietary Supplements and Nonprescription Drug Products May Harm You

FDA News - April 10, 2020 - 7:35am
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.
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Safely Using Hand Sanitizer

FDA News - March 27, 2020 - 3:44pm
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.
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