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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION UPDATES: Fraudulent H1N1 flu products, hearing aids, sound amplifiers, tobacco regulation, FDA's international posts, LASIK eye surgery, and FDA MedWatch safety alerts
Date:11/2/2009

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FDA's recently issued guidelines will help consumers from mistaking amplifying devices for approved hearing aids.

-- Regulating Tobacco: Q&A with Lawrence Deyton, M.S.P.H., M.D.
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm183919.htm

The director of FDA's new Center for Tobacco Products discusses the agency's role in regulating tobacco products.

-- FDA's International Posts: Improving the Safety of Imported Food and Medical Products

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm185769.htm

FDA's posting of staff in overseas regions, such as China, India, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America, expands the agency's capacity to oversee imported food and medical products.

-- LASIK: Quality of Life Project, Warning Letters to Facilities

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm187351.htm

FDA has launched a study of the impact of LASIK on patients' quality of life, and has issued warning letters to 17 LASIK surgery centers that release patients the same day as their surgery.

-- FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: September 2009

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm184092.htm

This update provides a collection of the most recent safety alerts prompted by reports received by FDA from health care professionals and their patients.

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