Follow Us

Latest by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Promo Image

Home Diagnostic Tests: The Ultimate House Call?

More and more Americans are playing doctor in the privacy of their own bathrooms, using a few drops of blood or a urine sample to test for cholesterol, blood glucose, or evidence of colon or rectal cancer. In fact, a snippet of a child's hair now can...

Promo Image

Living With AIDS -- 20 Years Later

One of the most devastating epidemics in human history began with little fanfare in 1981 when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released a nine-paragraph report detailing five cases of an unusual disease in gay men.

The dis...

Promo Image

FDA-Sponsored AIDS Health Fraud Task Forces

Current LocationsFDA RepresentativeTelephone NumbersAlabamaSandra Baxter615-781-5385 ext 122615-781-5383 FAXArizonaGil Meza602-829-7396 ext 225CaliforniaRosario Vior949-798-7607949-798-7715 FAXColoradoVirlie Walker303-236-3018303-236-3551 FAXDelaware...

Promo Image

FDA Issues Health Advisory Regarding the Safety of Sporanox® Products and Lamisil® Tablets to Treat Fungal Nail Infections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a Public Health Advisory to announce significant safety-related updates to the labeling of Sporanox® (itraconazole) products and Lamisil® (terbinafine hydrochloride) tablets. Sporanox® and Lamisil® ...

Promo Image

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Thalidomide

If you have other questions concerning thalidomide or any other human drug products, please feel free to call Drug Information Branch (301) 827-4573.

1. What is thalidomide?

Thalidomide is a drug that was marketed outside of the United States in t...

Promo Image

Testing Yourself for HIV-1, the Virus That Causes AIDS

AIDS is a serious disease that can be fatal. You can determine if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1), the virus that causes AIDS, by taking a test for the presence of antibodies to the virus.

The tests that are approved...

Promo Image

Important Drug Warning: Severe Hypersensitivity Reactions Following Reintroduction With Ziagen (Abacavir Sulfate) Products

Note: This is the retyped text of a letter from Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Contact the company for a copy of any referenced enclosures.

Dear Health Care Provider,

Glaxo Wellcome Inc. is writing to inform you of important new safety information about hyper...

Promo Image

Experimental Treatments: Unapproved but Not Always Unavailable

The scalpel has failed. The IV tubing stands abandoned on the side of the room. Friends and nurses visit less often. The doctors say the limits of medical knowledge have been reached and there is nothing left for you to do but go home and put your af...

Promo Image

Buying Drugs Online: It's Convenient and Private, but Beware of "Rogue Sites"

The scene is becoming increasingly common in the United States: Consumers are replacing a trip to the corner drugstore with a click onto the Internet, where they find hundreds of Websites selling prescription drugs and other health products.

Many of...

Promo Image

The Healing Power of Placebos

One patient stands out in the memory of Stephen Straus, M.D., for her remarkable recovery, more than 10 years ago, from chronic fatigue syndrome. The woman, then in her 30s, was "very significantly impaired," says Straus, chief of the Laboratory of C...