Video: Lock it Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home
Every year thousands of children are hospitalized and some die ‹ after taking medicine not meant for them. Teens share stolen prescription drugs at "pharm parties" and toddlers are tempted by colorful pills that look like candy. In this Consumer Update video, FDA pharmacist Connie Jung explains how you can prevent harm by locking your medicine up.
This animation shows the affects of untreated glaucoma.
Are Generic Drugs Just As Safe As Brand Name Drugs?
A brief overview of generic and brand name drugs, how they differ, and what precautions you might need to take with some generic drugs.
Human Growth Hormone for Fitness and Stamina in Men
A look at whether the health and fitness benefits of human growth hormone (hGH) are proven and safe.
Health Fraud Awareness
FDA urges consumers to be on guard against fraudulent products claiming to treat, prevent, or cure a wide variety of medical conditions, including the H1N1 flu virus. In this Consumer Update video, FDA health fraud expert Gary Coody demonstrates fraudulent products removed from the market, and provides advice on how to spot and avoid health fraud.
Can Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Like Viagra Be Addictive?
A discussion of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, and how their misuse may lead to psychological dependence and deeper emotional issues.
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