1. Animal & Veterinary

    Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
  2. Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

    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.
  3. 6 Tip-offs to Rip-offs: Don't Fall for Health Fraud Scams

    A health product is fraudulent if it is deceptively promoted as being effective against a disease or health condition, but not scientifically proven safe and effective for that purpose.
  4. Formaldehyde in Hair Smoothing Products: What You Should Know

    Hair smoothing products, also referred to as hair straightening products, may release formaldehyde gas, a known human carcinogen, when heated. Only licensed and trained salon professionals should use these products on your hair. Here are some steps to take if you are considering using them.

  5. Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments

    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.
  6. Pet Turtles: Cute But Commonly Contaminated with Salmonella

    FDA warns about the risk of illness from pet turtles.
  7. Pulse Oximeters and Oxygen Concentrators: What to Know About At-Home Oxygen Therapy

    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.
  8. Food

    Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.
  9. Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

    Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it?
  10. 'All Natural' Alternatives for Erectile Dysfunction: A Risky Proposition

    FDA's testing of many suspect products that promise to enhance sexual performance or treat erectile dysfunction found that some contain undisclosed and potentially harmful drugs.


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