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Protect Yourself


Protecting Yourself

Protect yourself with these resources from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency offers

  • tips for buying medicines, medical devices, and radiation-emitting products online safely and reporting suspicious Web sites and products
  • summaries of recent safety alerts prompted by reports received by FDA from health care professionals and their patients
  • warnings and other enforcement actions FDA has taken to protect the public from counterfeit or other fraudulent products
  • advice on how to report fraudulent or dangerous products