1. Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments

    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.
  2. Products Claiming to "Cure" Cancer Are a Cruel Deception

    Many ads on social media and "healthy" websites claim their products can cure cancer. They cannot.
  3. 6 Tip-offs to Rip-offs: Don't Fall for Health Fraud Scams

    Been scammed? Don't be duped into buying fraudulent health products. Learn the tip-offs to rip-offs in this Consumer Update, part of FDA's support of National Consumer Protection Week.
  4. Cuidado con los "suplementos dietéticos" fraudulentos

    Productos fraudulentos pueden causar graves daños e incluso la muerte. La FDA continúa actuando para incrementar la conciencia del consumidor ante la aparición de productos contaminados y peligrosos comercializados como suplementos dietéticos.
  5. Beware of Fraudulent Dietary Supplements

    Fraudulent products can cause serious harm and even death. FDA continues to act to expand public awareness of tainted, dangerous products sold as dietary supplements.
  6. Avoid Dangerous HCG Diet Products

    FDA advises consumers to avoid human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight-loss products.
  7. Dietary Supplements

    Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, not as drugs. However, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medicine you are taking or a medical condition you may have. Products containing hidden drugs are also sometimes falsely marketed as dietary supplements, putting consumers at greater risk. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a health care professional before using any dietary supplement. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.
  8. Coping With Memory Loss

    A look at various causes of memory loss and treatment approaches.
  9. FDA's Food and Cosmetics Information Center Answers Your Questions

    FDA's Food and Cosmetic Information Center (FCIC) answers questions about nutrition and the safety and labeling of food, dietary supplements and cosmetics. Since the pandemic began, the FCIC has answered an unusually high volume of inquiries, many relating to food and cosmetic safety and COVID-19.
  10. Safely Using Hand Sanitizer

    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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