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Find the latest available information and answers to frequently asked questions about #COVID19 on our website: fda.gov/emergency-preparedne…
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Here is an update on some of the actions we’ve taken this week in our ongoing response to the #COVID19 pandemic. fda.gov/news-events/press-an…
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On April 29, 2021 the agency issued a warning letter to Crown Wellness, Inc. for, among other things, selling an unapproved product with COVID-19 claims. Consumers concerned about COVID-19 should consult with their health care provider. fda.gov/inspections-complian…
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As of today, 372 tests and sample collection devices are authorized by the FDA under emergency use authorizations (EUAs). These include 270 molecular tests and sample collection devices, 78 antibody and other immune response tests, and 24 antigen tests.
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Today, @CDCgov announced that the multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to queso fresco cheese made by El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. is over and these cheeses should no longer be available for consumers. go.usa.gov/xHFUp
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FDA has and continues to work to bridge gaps in representation in clinical trials. Inclusion of women, representing diversity in age, race, ethnic background, socioeconomic status & comorbid conditions should be at the forefront of these efforts. #NWHW cell.com/med/fulltext/S2666-…
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Smoking can cause cervical cancer. Protect your health by becoming smoke-free. This National Women’s Health Week, learn about different tools to help you quit at women.smokefree.gov via @FDATobacco #NWHW
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There are eight major allergenic foods that make up 90% of food allergic reactions in the United States. Can you guess them? See the list here: bit.ly/331BLs2 #FoodAllergyActionMonth
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Today, FDA released a report on the 2020 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Red Onions with investigation findings & factors that may have contributed to the largest Salmonella outbreak in over a decade. go.usa.gov/xH6Bs
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The @US_FDA is advising patients & caregivers to keep any consumer electronic devices that may create magnetic interference, such as cell phones & smart watches, at least 6 inches away from implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators: go.usa.gov/xH6jt
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Did you know that aspirin can lower the risk of heart attack and clot-related strokes? Get the facts this #NationalStrokeAwarenessMonth: bit.ly/3e48qDI
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If you’re struggling with your mental health, now is the time to #KNOWHmore about the support and treatment you may need: go.usa.gov/xHfY6 #NWHW
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Follow the science and keynote speaker @NIAIDNews Director Dr. Anthony Fauci to our free, virtual science forum May 26-27.  Don’t wait, register today: bit.ly/2RcrZRC
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Just as the FDA monitors medication errors that affect people, the agency watches out for mistakes that may harm animals. Learn what we're doing to increase the safe use of medications, and how you can help. go.usa.gov/xHH6K
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Hurricane Preparedness Week is a great time to learn how to protect yourself and your family from foodborne illnesses. Here are steps you can take to preserve your food during storms. bit.ly/32X9EKU #HurricanePreparednessWeek
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Kids 12-15 are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine — and should get one! Watch Dr. Walensky answer questions about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine:
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Anyone can get osteoporosis, but women are more likely to get it than men. How can you find out if you have osteoporosis? Check out this fact sheet! #NationalOsteoporosisMonth fda.gov/consumers/women/oste…
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Soon dogs with congestive heart failure will again have access to a life-saving medication that has recently been in shortage. FDA is adopting a temporary policy to immediately increase the availability of Vetmedin in the U.S.
In response to a shortage of Vetmedin (pimobendan) in the U.S., FDA is adopting a temporary policy to immediately increase the availability of Vetmedin imported from Canada, the UK, and Ireland go.usa.gov/xHsvn
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Addiction keeps people smoking even when they want to quit. Quitting is hard, but it can be done. Find quit resources and support, including a free text messaging program, at bit.ly/2X57qnI via @FDATobacco #NPW2021
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