FDA Safety Alerts

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FDA warns consumers not to use Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen capsules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately stop using Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen, marketed as a product for weight loss and body reshaping. The product contains at least one potentially harmful active pharmaceutical ingredient that is not listed on the product's label.
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Goal of Label Changes: Better Prescribing, Safer Use of Opioids

Consumers and health care professionals will soon find updated labeling for extended-release and long-acting opioid pain relievers to help ensure their safe and appropriate use.

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Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know

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Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it’s important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. Below, we list some disposal options and some special disposal instructions for you to consider when throwing out expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.

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Medication Errors Happen to Pets, Too

Your dog or cat is sick, and you head to the animal hospital. The veterinarian prescribes medications that you hope will make your friend better.

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FDA and ISMP Work to Prevent Medication Errors

What is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doing to help protect consumers from medication errors?

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