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Flu Vaccine: 2012-2013 Season

Find out where to get a flu shot this season, and learn about vaccine safety, possible side effects, and more.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

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First Home-Use HIV Kit Approved for Self-Testing

On July 3, 2012, the FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a home-use HIV test kit that does not require sending a sample to a laboratory for analysis. The kit, which tests a sample of fluid from the mouth, is approved for sale in stores and online to anyone age 17 and older.

Review Date: July 05, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Beware of Fraudulent Dietary Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found nearly 300 fraudulent products—promoted mainly for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding—that contain hidden or deceptively labeled ingredients. These fraudulent products can cause serious injury or even death.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

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Food Safety Alerts and Tips Widget

Use the Food Safety Alerts & Tips widget to view the latest food safety recalls and alerts. Code is provided to add this widget to your Web site or blog.

Review Date: July 11, 2012

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Recalls and Product Safety News

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products. Find information on over 4,500 product recalls and recall alerts using this search page.

Review Date: May 17, 2012

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts - FDA

Find FDA alerts on food, drugs, animal health, biologics and medical devices and significant product actions over the last five years based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk.

Review Date: November 08, 2011

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Recalls.gov

This site alerts the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products. Search for recalls and sign up to receive email alerts on consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, and environmental products.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

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Scam Alert: Beware of Bogus FDA Agents

Many people who have purchased drugs over the Internet or via telephone have unwittingly exposed themselves to extortion by individuals posing as FDA agents. Learn how consumers face an increased risk of purchasing unsafe and ineffective drugs from websites operating outside the law.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration