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Accidental Exposures to Fentanyl Patches Continue to Be Deadly to Children

Exposure to medication is a leading cause of poisoning in children. Kids have died or become seriously ill after being exposed to a skin patch containing fentanyl, an opioid pain reliever. The FDA urges you to take precautions and make sure patches are stored, used, and disposed of properly.…

Older Therapies Aren’t Necessarily Better for Thyroid Hormone Replacement

Millions of people have thyroid glands that don’t make enough thyroid hormone to meet their body’s needs. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is the most common reason some people need thyroid hormone replacement. Today, there are modern, synthetic (laboratory-made) medications approved by the FDA.…

Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don't Mix

Grapefruit juice and grapefruit can affect the way your medicines work, and that food and drug interaction can cause problems. The severity of the interaction can be different depending on the person, the drug, and the amount of grapefruit juice you drink.…

Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know About Screening

Doctors recommend everyone start screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, and before age 50 for some people at higher risk. There are several FDA-reviewed and approved or cleared choices for colorectal cancer screening. Find out which one is best for you.…

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.…
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