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Date:11/2/2009

FDA NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released a listing of eight recent consumer health information updates concerning the safety of FDA-regulated products. These updates can be accessed from the agency's Web page for consumers at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm You can sign-up for e-mail notices of new consumer updates on an immediate, weekly, or monthly basis at https://service.govdelivery.com/service/subscribe.html?code=USFDA_9.

An RSS feed is also available at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ContactFDA/StayInformed/RSSFeeds/Consumers/rss.xml

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-- The Word is Out on Unapproved H1N1 Products

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm187728.htm

FDA cautions consumers about buying unapproved products on the Web that claim to protect against H1N1 flu, and summarizes actions it has taken against these illegally marketed products.

-- A New Online Guide to Hearing Aids

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm185723.htm

FDA launches a new Web site to help consumers find out about the latest types of hearing aids and what to consider before purchasing one.

-- Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplifiers: Know the Difference

http://www.fda.gov/ForCons
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