Tag: FDA

Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Recently the FDA and CDC issued a notice that some lead tests done by Magellan Diagnostics may be incorrect. The FDA says “certain lead tests manuf ...
Pregnancy Exposure Registries Help Moms-To-Be Share Their Experiences with Medicines

Pregnancy Exposure Registries Help Moms-To-Be Share Their Experiences with Medicines

Are you pregnant and taking medicines? FDA encourages women like you to participate in pregnancy exposure registry studies that track the outcomes of ...
Changes in prescription drug labeling offer new safety information about pregnancy and breastfeeding

Changes in prescription drug labeling offer new safety information about pregnancy and breastfeeding

Today's guest post is written by Leyla Sahin, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health. Thank you for inviti ...
Fish safety during pregnancy: what to eat or avoid

Fish safety during pregnancy: what to eat or avoid

Mercury is a metal that can harm your baby. Fish get mercury from the water they swim in and from eating other fish that have mercury in them. By eati ...
FDA bans antibacterial soaps and body washes

FDA bans antibacterial soaps and body washes

Frequent and thorough hand washing is still the best way to ward off germs and to prevent the spread of infections. There is no need to buy antibacter ...
Avoid mercury in skin care products

Avoid mercury in skin care products

Most pregnant women know to avoid mercury from certain fish as it could harm a developing baby. But did you know that some skin care products contain ...
FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa — a great day for babies!

FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa — a great day for babies!

Today the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will allow corn masa flour to be fortified with folic acid. This announcement is ...
You’re pregnant, can you drink eggnog?

You’re pregnant, can you drink eggnog?

The answer is yes and no. It depends. Here’s the scoop: Store-bought eggnog Traditionally, eggnog was made with raw eggs, which is not good for ...
Thalidomide and Dr. Frances Kelsey

Thalidomide and Dr. Frances Kelsey

There aren’t many people who can singlehandedly claim that they prevented thousands of children from being born with serious birth defects. Yet, Dr. F ...

Ice cream and listeria

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream® is recalling all of its ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets and ice cream sandwiches because the products may have listeria ...