Consumer Safety

Consumer Safety

Drugs That People Abuse

A drug is a chemical substance that can change how your body and mind work. Drugs of abuse are substances that people use to get high and change how they feel. They may be illegal drugs like pot, cocaine, or heroin.

Easy-to-Read Drug Facts.

Learn about drugs that people abuse, what is addiction, effects of drugs, and recovery. Find a treatment center near you and learn how to prevent drug abuse by talking to your children and keeping your home safe. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

FDA Medication guides

Medication Guides are paper handouts that come with many prescription medicines. The guides address issues that are specific to particular drugs and drug classes, and they contain FDA-approved information that can help patients avoid serious adverse events.

LiverTox Database: Are Your Medications Injuring Your Liver ?

Did you know that some drugs can damage your liver? Use this database for the latest information about liver injury from prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.  This database is produced by the National Institutes of Health.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

Learn about the many uses for natural products to treat different medical condition. This includes summaries for each product’s effectiveness, safety, adverse effects, drug interactions, food interactions, disease interaction, and dosing and administration.

NIDA for Teens : Drug Facts

From the National Institute on Drug Abuse --
Get the facts on how drugs affect the brain and body
This site lists popular names for different types of drugs, as well as other information about them

Report Complaints to the FDA

To report adverse reactions or other problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, contact the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator for the state in which you reside.  Please Note: There is not a Consumer Complaint Coordinator in each state.

Reporting Unlawful Sales of Medical Products on the Internet

If you find a website you think is illegally selling human drugs, animal drugs, medical devices, biological products, foods, dietary supplements or cosmetics over the Web, please select one of the three options below to report to FDA.

If your report:

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