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Got questions about the foods, drugs and other issues involving your pet? FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) may be able to answer them. Read these seven frequently asked questions, and CVM's answers.

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FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: November 2014
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Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Better Drug Information Is Coming
The Food and Drug Administration is helping women and their health care providers to learn more about the effects of medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Registries Help Inform Medication Use in Pregnancy
Pregnant women who are prescribed a drug may worry of the potential impact on their developing fetuses. FDA’s pregnancy registries can help ease that worry.

Want to Be More Health Savvy?
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More Choices Available for Diabetes Management
Continuous glucose monitoring technology alerts patients to low and high blood sugar levels, including how quickly they are changing.

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FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: October 2014
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How Many Calories? Look at the Menu!
To implement the section of the Affordable Care Act related to nutrition labeling, FDA is publishing final rules that require calorie information to be listed on menus and menu boards, and near self-serve foods and foods on display in certain chain restaurants, food stores, entertainment venues, and vending machines. The goal is to help consumers make more informed choices about what they eat away from home.

FDA Guards Against Food Spoilage, Contamination
Food and Drug Administration analysts and entomologists investigate product samples and protect consumers from spoiled and contaminated food.

Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA
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FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe
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FDA Pharmacists Help Consumers Use Medicines Safely
Got a question about a medicine? FDA's Division of Drug Information can answer it.

Mammography: What You Need to Know
Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography�and, clears and approves mammography devices�to help keep you safe.

Generic Drugs Undergo Rigorous FDA Scrutiny
How does FDA ensure that generic prescription drugs are safe and effective alternatives to brand-name drugs? The generic drugs approval process includes a review of scientific data on manufacturing, ingredients and performance. Plus, FDA tests selected drugs, both brand-name and generic, in its laboratories.

Mixing Medications and Dietary Supplements Can Endanger Your Health
Is mixing medicines and dietary supplements a good idea? Find out how using them together can endanger your health and why it's important to discuss them with your health care professional.

Finding Food Allergens Where They Shouldn't Be
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FDA Builds Closer Ties with Mexico
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Research Flash: FDA Scientists Study Pediatric Brain Function
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