FTC, Maine Attorney General Shut Down Web of Deceptive Supplement Sellers (Feb 23, 2017)
Federal Trade Commission and the Maine Office of the Attorney General announced a complaint and t...

Treating Migraines: More Ways to Fight the Pain (Feb 23, 2017)
In recent years, FDA has given adults new options for treating migraines by allowing the marketin...

NCCIH to Address the NIH Notice Requiring Clinical Trial-Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements (Feb 22, 2017)
NIH outlines changes in how it accepts clinical trial applications & NCCIH moves forward with...

Controlling Cholesterol with Statins (Feb 16, 2017)
So, your doctor has prescribed a statin. FDA answers six common questions.

FDA-Approved Devices That Keep the Heart Beating (Feb 14, 2017)
Cardiovascular devices (or 'heart' devices) such as pacemakers and defibrillators have extended a...

How Devices in Public Places Can Restart Hearts (Feb 14, 2017)
If cardiac arrest occurs, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defi...

Kingsway Trading Inc. Recalls “Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement” because it Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids (Feb 10, 2017)
Kingsway Trading Inc. recalls Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) dietary supplement.

Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distributor, Regeneca Worldwide (Feb 10, 2017)
California court orders VivaCeuticals/Regeneca Worldwide to stop selling its products for safety&...

NCCIH Issues New Policy on Clinical Study Accrual and Retention​​​​​​​ (Feb 7, 2017)
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses the NCCIH policy on study accrual and retention...

FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products (Feb 6, 2017)
FDA lab analysis finds belladonna in homeopathic teething products; urges consumers not to use&nb...

Improving Your Odds for Cervical Health (Jan 26, 2017)
Cervical cancer is largely preventable and, if detected early, curable. The key to prevention is ...

Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness (Jan 25, 2017)
This issue of the NCCIH Clinical Digest examines common myths about natural products marketed to ...

5 Myths About Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness (Jan 25, 2017)
The hype about some popular natural products may be just that; there often is little to no eviden...

Is Rinsing Your Sinuses With Neti Pots Safe? (Jan 24, 2017)
Nasal irrigation devices, such as neti pots, can be effective for allergies, sinus infections and...

What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids (Jan 19, 2017)
Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of chronic and acute pain. It doesn't matter who is wr...

FTC Sends Checks to Nearly 350,000 Victims of Herbalife’s Multi-Level Marketing Scheme (Jan 19, 2017)
FTC sends checks to people who lost money running Herbalife businesses.

FTC, New York State Charge the Marketers of Prevagen With Making Deceptive Memory, Cognitive Improvement Claims (Jan 19, 2017)
The FTC and the New York State Attorney General have charged the marketers of the dietary supplem...

Help Keep a Sick Child Safe: Learn How to Use a Hospital Crib (Jan 12, 2017)
It's important that you know how to use medical cribs and bassinets correctly, both in and out of...

FDA Encourages More Participation, Diversity in Clinical Trials (Jan 10, 2017)
The FDA is encouraging more people--including members of diverse racial and ethnic groups, women,...

Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects (Jan 4, 2017)
When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help to prevent ...

The 3Rs of 3D Printing: FDA's Role (Dec 21, 2016)
Learn how the FDA reviews and researches 3D printed medical products to protect the public health.

Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards (Dec 8, 2016)
From tinsel to table scraps, holiday hazards for pets abound. Here are some tips to help you keep...

Secondhand (and Third-Hand) Smoke May Be Making Your Pet Sick (Nov 30, 2016)
Secondhand and third-hand smoke may be making your pet dog, bird, cat, guinea pig, or fish sick.

What Women Should Know About Essure Permanent Birth Control (Nov 15, 2016)
Women should carefully consider the benefits and risks associated with permanent birth control de...

Cochlear Implants: A Different Kind of 'Hearing' (Nov 10, 2016)
What are cochlear implants? Who uses them? How do they work?

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